June 9, 2021

AFP: Rivals say Boko Haram chief dead as jihadists battle for control

June 7th, 2021


Camille Malplat, journalist with AFP, interviewed Yan St-Pierre on the suicide of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

“If the incorporation of JAS factions into ISWAP goes ahead, ISWAP will have access to these fighters, their experience as well as their weaponry,” said Yan St-Pierre at Modern Security Consulting Group. “Symbolically, for his followers though, it is the end of an era. The 12 years of insurrection were essentially defined by Abubakar Shekau.”

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