Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has said in a new audio message quoted on social media on Sunday that he is still alive and leading the sect.
However, the authenticity of the audio message has not been independently verified.Social media feed of jihad monitoring site, Site Intelligence quoted a new audio message released from Shekau denying reports that he is unable to serve as leader.
There have been several claims by Nigeria’s military that Shekau has been killed over the last few years, but he keeps resurfacing in new videos.
Last week Chad’s President Idriss Deby said Boko Haram leader Shekau was wounded and has been replaced as leader by Mahamoud Daoud, adding that Shekau went to Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, after he was wounded. Read more