Nigerian Military Says It Killed Man Acting as Boko Haram Leader

September 24, 2014 7:00 PM

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The Nigerian military said a man who appeared in recent videos by the Boko Haram group as Abubakar Shekau, its leader, was killed in a battle last week.

Troops fighting off repeated attempts by the Islamist militants to take the northeastern town of Konduga attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying top commanders, killing a number of them on Sept. 17, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters said today in an e-mailed statement.

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