Abubakar Shekau, Leader Of Boko Haram Killed In Nigerian Airstrike

Abubakar Shekau

The Independent‎ – The Nigerian army claims to have “fatally wounded” the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in an air strike targeting a meeting of the Islamist group’s commanders.

As the US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria for talks on regional security, the military said Shekau and other senior militants were hit by an air force raid as they gathered for prayers on Friday 23 August.

Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, said a number of commanders were confirmed dead in the strike, naming them as Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman,…