Boko Haram finally confirms Shekau's death, urges loyalty
Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group has confirmed the death of its chief Abubakar Shekau, who sources say died during infighting with a rival Islamic State-allied faction, according to a video message from its presumed new commander. In the short video in Arabic, top Boko Haram commander Bakura Modu, also known as Sahaba, urged his faction's…
Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram's radical leader
Abubakar Shekau, the Nigerian leader of the Boko Haram jihadist group, was once rejected by the Islamic State group (IS) for being too radical.
Albarnawy replaces Shekau as ISWAP/Boko Haram leader
The Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), yesterday, appointed Abu-Musad Albarnawy to replace the late Abubakar Shekau that died last Wednesday in Borno.
Boko Haram chief 'badly wounded': What we know
In the 12 years since Nigeria's jihadist insurgency erupted in the northeast, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been reported dead several times, only to reappear.
Shekau ‘dies’ in ISWAP, Boko Haram clash
The leader of Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly ‘died’ in a bloody clash with Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Sambisa Forest.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau 'badly wounded'
Nigerian Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been seriously wounded after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during clashes with rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in the north of the country, two intelligence sources said Thursday.
Shekau's Boko Haram releases video showing members in Niger State
The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram has released a video showing members claiming to be from Niger State. A footage seen by The Guardian Nigeria shows about 100 persons praying Eid in the heart of a bush before showing three fighters sending Eid greetings in Hausa, English and Fulfulde. "It is we the Jamahatu…
Boko Haram leader Shekau appears in new video, reinforces ideology
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, reading a few lines of the first stanza of the Nigerian national anthem. The latest video was released a little more than two months after his last in which he recited the Nigerian pledge, which he denounced as shirk - an Islamic concept of…
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau seen in new video
The leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has appeared in a new video in which he could be seen reading the group’s ideology and the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as shirk. Shirk in Islam means associating a partner with God and is deemed one of the greatest sins in the religion. Abubakar Shekau reeled…
Five Boko Haram, four soldiers killed in NorthEast Nigeria
Five Boko Haram fighters and four soldiers were killed in fighting in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Sunday, in the latest clashes between troops and jihadists. Army spokesman Sagir Musa said five rebel fighters "met their Waterloo" as they attempted to overrun a military base in Buni Yadi, in Yobe state, at about 6:00…