The leader of the notorious terrorist sect Boko haram, Abubakar Shekau, is dead according to report released by HumAngle reports.
From the report, it was gathered that column of Islamic State West Africa Province fighters well known as ISWAP invaded the sect den which is also stronghold of Boko haram in Sambisa on Wednesday evening
ISWAP, which had split away from the Shekau-led Boko Haram faction in 2016 after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, raided the group’s hideout using multiple gun trucks.
Shekau’s enclave was tracked down by ISWAP using its forces based in the Timbuktu Triangle. His fighters were killed in the process, followed by a long gunfire exchange between the invading group and Shekau’s bodyguards.
The online news platform, HumAngle narrated that the guards of Shekau were subdued by the men of ISWAP and he was also forced to surrender and was asked to voluntarily relinquish power and order his fighters in other areas to declare bai’a (allegiance) to ISWAP’s authority in a hours-long dialogue meeting with the ISWAP fighters an . During the parlay, They had expected Shekau to issue a statement.
Sources within the insurgency, however, said that Shekau who secretly had a suicide vest on eventually blew himself up alongside everyone present during the negotiations.
The identities of the people within ISWAP’s leadership who lost their lives to the explosion remain unclear at this time.