August 20, 2013

Pray it is so: Boko Haram Leader Reportedly Shot, Possibly Dead

Few men on Earth deserve to die more than the leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram. Let's hope the reports that he's been shot and killed turn out to be true:

In a press statement today, spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said, “Intelligence report available to the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order revealed that Abubakar Shekau, the most dreaded and wanted Boko Haram terrorists leader may have died.

“He died of gunshot wounds received in an encounter with the JTF troops in one of their camps at Sambisa Forest on 30 June 2013. Shekau was mortally wounded in the encounter and was sneaked into Amitchide – a border community in Cameroun for treatment which he never recovered from.

“It is greatly believed that Shekau might have died between 25 July to 3 August, 2013.”

One can only hope.

Thanks to Rantburg

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:57 AM | Comments |