Nigerian Army Claims Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau 'Fatally Wounded' in Strike

August 23, 2016 7:27 AM

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The Nigerian military claimed Tuesday to have “fatally wounded” radical Islamist militant group Boko Haram’s contested leader Abubakar Shekau in an airstrike.

“Breaking news: Nigerian air force raid kills Boko Haram terrorists commanders…’Abubakar Shekau’ fatally wounded!” the tweet read, without providing details of the location of the strike or how his status had been confirmed.

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