IWAP, a rival group to Boko Haram, has claimed that the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau ‘killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive’
Reuters News Agency said it had acquired an audio recording made by The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), which said Shekau died around 18 May, 2021
The person on the recording who identified himself as ISWAP leader Abu Musab al Barnawi said Shekau preferred to commit suicide than to be caught alive and humiliated
Shekau has been reported dead on several occasions, only to later appear in videos
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