Major General Lucky Irabor, Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Nigeria’s military operation set up to battle Boko Haram, on Thursday insisted that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is dead.
He insisted that the individual originally identified as Shekau had indeed been killed while others who have been disguising as the Boko Haram commander had also been killed.
He said this during a tour of Adamawa State as part of the formations under his command. “I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed, the second Shekau was killed, and the man presenting himself as Shekau has also been killed.
“I can also confirm to you that few days ago, he was wounded. We are yet to confirm whether he is dead or not”.
He further said that the Army does not make statements that are not based on facts.
General, said the Nigerian troops fighting insurgency in the northeast, will continue the military operations until the last terrorist is taken out
He said there had been division among the Boko Haram as a result of the constant pressure put on them by the Army.
According to him, “They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a facade”