The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) has confirmed the loss of life of the dreaded former chief of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.
Naija News reviews that ISWAP confirmed Shekau’s loss of life in a message from Abu Mus’ab Habeeb Bin Muhammad Bin Yusuf al-Barnawi, born Habib Yusuf, chief of the terrorists.
Based on HumAngle, ISWAP confirmed that Shekau blew himself up after refusing to give up following the invasion of his hideout on Might 19, 2021.
Al-Barnawi, in an handle on Friday, described Shekau as “the leader of disobedience and corruption.”
He claimed that Boko Haram members rejoiced over Shekau’s loss of life.
He added that the previous terrorist chief, who took over after the loss of life of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf in 2009, was apprehended “in the most humiliating manner.”
Talking in Hausa, al-Barnawi mentioned: “This was someone who committed unimaginable terrorism. How many has he wasted? How many has he killed? How many has he terrorised? But Allah left him alone and prolonged his life. When it was time, Allah set out brave soldiers after receiving orders from Amirul Muminin [leader of the believers].”
Narrating what transpired, the ISWAP chief mentioned the interim chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ordered them to take motion on Shekau for deviating and killing “believers.”
He mentioned fighters then took their arms, traveled via the Sahara, went into Shekau’s enclave, and engaged in a gun battle together with his followers.
“Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the afterlife than getting humiliated on earth. He killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive,” he mentioned.
The article was initially revealed on Nigeria News