Shekau ‘Kills’ Boko Haram’s Spokesman For Trying To Do This To Him

Islamist terrorist group, Boko haram’s, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group’s purported spokesman over an alleged plot to displace him.

This was revealed in an audio recording obtained by AFP in which Shekau could be heard telling the inner circle that he killed “Tasiu” — also known as Abu Zinnira — who has appeared in several video messages.

He told the gathering in Hausa;

“You should hear me: I killed Tasiu, hear me well,”

“Tell me, what is the punishment… for the people that plot against their leader?” he asked. “By our code of allegiance we don’t hesitate to pass appropriate sanction on any one of us that commit an offence.”

According to Shekau, the meeting, which took place December 18, had been called to discuss “those elements grumbling over the killing of Tasiu”.

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Specifically, Abu Zinnira has been accused of plotting with another senior commander called Baba Ammar to take over leadership of the group. He accused them of sending fighters to carry out raids without his consent, spreading rumours among his lieutenants that he intended to kill them, and portraying him as unfit to lead.

According to Shekau, Abu Zinnira and “other elements” had tried to make him out to the rank and file as being “not on the right track”,

Meanwhile, no fewer than seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in the town of Gajiram, about 80 kilometres north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.


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