According to PRNigeria, a public relations consulting firm responsible for shaping the public image of Nigeria’s security forces has stated it believes the man that has portrayed Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, was killed in a battle between security forces and militants in Konduga late last week. Though, it has also stated that the Nigerian government has launched a full investigation, the results of which will be announced promptly. Questions as to whether Abubakar Shekau is alive have circulated for years following a widespread claim by the Nigerian government that he had been killed in 2011.
09/21/2014 Nigeria (Sahara Reporters) – Nigerian troops might have scored a strategic victory in the current battle against terrorists operating in the North East on September 17. During a desperate attempt to capture Konduga in their delusion to eventually marching on and capturing Maiduguri, the man who had been mimicking Late Abubakar Shekau in recent videos might have been finally killed.
According to senior military and intelligence sources, “it is getting more certain that the terrorists’ commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17, 2014.”
The PRNigeria sources said the suspected demise of the Boko Haram leader is responsible for the scattering of the sect members in different independent locations in the neighbouring countries, especially in Cameroon noticed in recent days.
The security sources did not deny the suspicion but cautioned that “the process of confirming that the dead body we have is the same as that character who has been posing as Shekau is ongoing. He is definitely a prominent terrorist commander.