• Boko Haram: Shekau resurfaces in new video, says “I’m alive, safe and healthy”

    Boko Haram: Shekau resurfaces in new video, says “I’m alive, safe and healthy”

    The leader of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has resurfaced in a new video rejecting the Nigerian army’s claim he had been “fatally wounded” in an air strike.

    In a video dated 25 September, Abubakar Shekau mocked the army and spoke about the missing Chibok girls.

    “You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau says during the 40-minute video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday.

    “Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and […]

  • Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘fatally wounded in army air strike’

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘fatally wounded in army air strike’

    The Nigerian army claims to have “fatally wounded” the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in an air strike targeting a meeting of the Islamist group’s commanders.

    Shekau and other senior militants had gathered for prayers on Friday when they were hit by what the Nigerian army called an “air force raid”.

    It said a number of commanders were confirmed dead, naming them as Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, and said Shekau was “believed to be fatally wounded on his […]