By Abba Gwale
Multiple sources have revealed that the deceased leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, died by blowing himself up during an encounter with ISWAP.
According to a reliable source of Boko Haram and ISWAP news, Ahmad Salkida, the incident happened on Wednesday evening following the invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in Sambisa forest by fighters loyal to the rival terror group ISWAP.
HumAngle also reported that Shekau had earlier surrendered and engaged in an hour-long meeting with ISWAP fighters, where he was asked to voluntarily relinquish power and pay allegiance to the Albarnawi led terror group. However, he refused and instead opted to blow himself.