– The alleged death of Shekau has raised some security concern in the country
– As a result of this, security agencies are on alert following the alleged death
– Meanwhile, the death of the Boko Haram leader has not been confirmed
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Following news that Abubakar Shekau is finally dead, Nigerian security agencies are believed to on high alert over the development.
The reports which emanated on Thursday morning, May 20, alleged that a rival terrorist group, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), invaded Shekau’s stronghold in Sambisa Forest and killed him.
Daily Trust reports that both the Department of State Services (DSS) and the army authorities are said to be verifying the claim.
The report also has it that there have been reports of ISWAP and Boko Haram Commanders being killed in exchange of gunfire, this is the first time that Shekau will be reported to have been killed in a battle with terrorists, Premium Times added.
Nigerians have reacted to the unverified reports which claimed that Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, has been killed.
Daddy D said:
”If shekau was truly killed, it is great news but you know what would be more satisfying though, him being captured and dragged through every village, city and town him and his terrorist underlings have destroyed in the course of this insurgency then shot on live TV.”
Shekau has been “killed” too many times for me to just believe an unconfirmed report. When it is confirmed, I’d celebrate to the high heavens until then I’d hold on to the hope that he is mortal and would die someday.”
Meanwhile, . had reported that thousands of civilians are trapped in Dikwa, Borno state after Boko Haram insurgents took control of the town on Monday, March 1.
According to the report, soldiers had repelled an attack on the town on Monday evening, hours later the insurgents returned and overpowered the troops.
Residents of the community who were quoted in the report said the terrorists are roaming around the streets and telling locals not to flee the town.