Rival militant group says Boko Haram leader killed himself

– – The leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly killed himself. The announcement was made by rival Islamist militants in an audio recording. In the audio obtained by news agencies, the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) said Shekau died detonating explosives on himself after a battle between the two groups. Shekau was reported dead last month and has been reported killed before but he always resurfaces in the past. Neither Boko Haram nor the Nigerian government have confirmed his latest reported death. – –…

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