July 3, 2018

AFP: Boko Haram’s Shekau critically ill

June 30th, 2018


Phil Hazlewood, journalist with the AFP, interviewed Yan St-Pierre on the ill health of Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau and the effects on the terrorist organisation.

Yan St-Pierre, counter-terrorism advisor and head of the Modern Security Consulting Group, said Shekau’s removal would only have a “limited” effect internally and on operations. “Most terrorist organisations always have a ‘next man up’ planned because leadership could be lost at any time,” he said in emailed comments. “The myth of Shekau” could also remain as a “galvanising factor” for Boko Haram fighters, he added.
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