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Boko Haram leader ‘fatally wounded’ in Nigerian air raid – report

Ugly leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau fatally shot

Ugly leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau fatally shot. Photo: VOA.


Nigeria says the leader of one of the deadliest terror groups in the world, Boko Haram, was fatally wounded in an airstrike carried out by the Nigerian military in its northeastern Borno State, according to media reports citing a senior official.

The Nigerian army has carried out a “most unprecedented and spectacular air raid” and “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, read a statement released early on Tuesday by Colonel and Acting Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations, Sani Kukasheka Usman, according to the media.

The strike was reportedly carried out on August 19 in the village of Taye.

Full story: rt.com