• Boko Haram is divided – Expert

    Boko Haram is divided – Expert

    Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau broke his silence Thursday to insist he was “still around” following reports Islamic State had replaced him, but his message fuelled talk of a split within the jihadist group.

    For months, speculation has been rife over the fate of Shekau, who has led the Nigeria-based Islamist group since 2009 but has not been heard from since March.

    But on Thursday, following a report suggesting he had been replaced, Shekau released an audio message insisting he was […]