Boko Haram chief who massacred in Nigeria commits suicide
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamic group Boko Haram, which created a furore from terrorism in the countries of West Africa, was killed in a clash with his opposition party.
The Islamic State West African Province has claimed responsibility for the killing of Abubakar. ISWAP gave this information in a recording heard in the news agency Reuters.
For the past 12 years, there has been much such information that said that the leader of Boko Haram was killed, but this time the death of Abubakar has been confirmed.
ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi said in the recording that he was surrounded by ISWAP in the fighting on 18 May and after that Abubakar killed himself by detonating. Islamic State leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi said in the recording – God has done justice to Abubakar Shikau by sending him to heaven.
Death confirmed Abubakar Shekau
Intelligence reports shared by researchers from Nigeria and Boko Haram also suggest that Abbukar is dead. Last month, the Nigerian military said it was investigating the alleged death of Abubakar.
Bulama Bukarti, who researches Boko Haram, says that ISWAP is now strengthening its hold in Lake Chad. Led Chad used to be the stronghold of Abubakar Shekau. ISWAP was fighting for this for a long time.
Conflict may end between the two organizations
Analysts say the violence between the two organizations may end after Abubakar’s death. Boko Haram people can now join Islamic State. Abubakar was the person whom the Islamic State wanted to kill.
“Shekau was a problem for the Islamic State and he was the only person they wanted to remove,” Bukarti said of Islamic State’s attempt to sway Boko Haram’s commanders and fighters.
It is being said that since then the Islamic State can intensify attacks on the government and the army.
Dreadful incidents have been done
In 2014, Boko Haram made headlines around the world after kidnapping more than 270 schoolgirls from the city of Chibok. A campaign called #BringBackOurGirls was started all over the world for the return of girl students.
100 girls are still missing, and some are believed to have died in captivity. ISWAP was previously part of Boko Haram and broke away five years ago. The dispute between Boko Haram and ISWAP stemmed from religious ideological disagreements over the killing of civilians.