Published by Times Africa.

imageNigerian security services were yesterday investigating reports that Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, had been killed in fighting.
Cameroon’s army posted what appeared to be a photograph of Shekau on social media. Eyes closed, clothing in disarray and with what looked like a wound to the head, the grisly figure looked similar to the images of a bearded, AK47-toting Shekau often put out by the Islamist group in videos announcing territorial gains, kidnappings and, most recently, the formation of a supposed Islamic caliphate in Africa’s most powerful nation.
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