ISWAP confirms suicide of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

“Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the hereafter than to be humiliated on earth,” says the head of ISWAP, “and he killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive. "

Product rumors have been spreading since the end of May, they have just been confirmed by theReuters Agency, militant Islamist group leader Abubakar Shekau committed suicide the 18 last May.

Hunted in the "Timbuktu Triangle" by ISWAP activists, the Islamic State of West Africa, Abubakar Shekau eventually surrendered when his fighters were killed and his bodyguards were subdued. . But when ISWAP activists called on him to pledge allegiance to ISWAP, the leader of Boko Haram activated the explosive belt that he owned.

In the audio recording which confirms the leader's suicide, Reuters was able to hear Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who identifies himself as the head of ISWAP, say "Abubakar Shekau, God has judged him in the sending to heaven ”.

“Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the Hereafter than to be humiliated on earth,” he continues, “and he killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive. "

THEReuters Agency recalls that the Islamist insurgency of Boko Haram has "generated one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world". More than 30 people have been killed since 000, around 2009 million have had to leave their homes.

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