Boko Haram Leader Shekau Died Of Gunshot Wounds – JTF


Despite releasing a video recently where he dismissed claims he had been deposed, and also challenged US president Barrack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, men of the Joint Task Force (JTF), ‘Operation Restore Order’ in Maiduguri the Borno state capital has said Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau might have been shot after all.

Citing intelligence reports, the JTF said Shekau might have been shot and seriously wounded in an encounter with its troops in one of the sect’s camps in Sambisa Forests in June.

In a press statement issued to Journalists in Maiduguri on Monday said, Spokesman of the JTF, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said, “Abubakar Shekau, the most dreaded and wanted Boko Haram Terrorists Leaders may have died of gunshots wound received in an encounter with JTF troops in one of their camps at Sambisa Game Reserve Forests on 30th June, 2013”.

Musa did not say however why the information is just being released, but it would be recalled Musa defended the lateness in releasing details of Boko Haram second-in-command, Muhammad Bama and his father’s killing, saying it took the JTF that long to break the news of the killing to the media because they wanted to be sure they were actually the ones that fell in the confrontation in order to guard against misinformation.

Shekau’s death may signify a big leap for the JTF in the fight against terrorism in north east Nigeria, and may be a sign the country’s battle against terrorism is almost won.


  1. @Michael N Udenwe;

    Why not go & fight the Boko Haram yourself then, the JTF is trying as much as it can to get rid of the Boko Haram & you are there in Abakaliki making noise when you don’t even know what is happening.

    It is better to delay information dissemination, than to disseminate the wrong information, which can course serious consequence. All this are part of the military training strategy they received or did you receive any form of military training. What is important is for them to continue being alert in other to take swift action.

  2. Nasir, don’t mind that fool, you know there are many educated illiterates. When they have opportunity to talk or write in social media, they always open their mouth wide and vomit rubbish.

  3. u think the JTF is trying her best. what they need is the support of every Nigerian by way of giving them information that could help in their operations. pulling down a thing is always easier than building or fixing it . All that Nigerians should is to be patient and encourage the JTF and not to blame her for not releasing the information about Shekau’s death on time after all what is material here is that he is dead according to the JTF.
    it is incontrovertibly evident that the JTF is on top of the situation.


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