Uncertainty trails Abubakar Shekau’s rumoured death

There are discordant tunes over the rumoured death of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, during a fierce battle when members of an armed group suspected to be Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) invaded Sambisa forest last Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Sambisa forest shares border with parts of Konduga, Bama, Gwoza Askira Uba, Hawul, Kaga and Biu Local Government Areas in Borno, with some parts of Gujba, Buni Yadi, Goniri in Yobe and Madagali in Adamawa state.

Although, military authorities who are directly involved in the fight against terrorism are yet to issue official statement on the rumoured death of the terrorist leader in Nigeria, sources said, hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks during the week hunting for Shekau who was the factional leader of Boko Haram.