The leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau has debunked claims by Nigeria Defence Headquarters that he was killed last month in Kodunga, Borno State.
Shekau said in a new video obtained by AFP in which he was seen firing weapons that the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.
You may recall that the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said Last week, during a news conference in Abuja that the corpse of the insurgents’ leader was identified by the people of Kodunga.
Major General Olukolade said that Shekau whose real name was Mohammed Bashir had used other names like Abacha Abdullahi Geidam and Damasack.
The military said Shekau was dead and that a man who had been posing as the group’s leader in videos had been killed after fighting with troops in the far northeast.