Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram,
In audio acquired by news firms, the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap stated Shekau passed away detonating dynamites on himself after a fight in between the 2 groups.
Shekau was reported dead last month and has actually been reported eliminated prior to.
Neither Boko Haram nor the Nigerian federal government have actually verified his death.
What did the recording state?
In the undated audio recording, a voice believed to be that of Iswap leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi stated Shekau “killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive”.
Iswap fighters hounded the warlord and used him the opportunity to repent and join them, al-Barnawi stated.
“Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the afterlife than getting humiliated on earth,” he stated.
When reports of Shekau’s death in a clash distributed last month, the Nigerian army stated it would examine.
Army spokesperson Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima informed this medium at the time the army was checking out what occurred, however that it would not provide a declaration up until it got conclusive evidence.
One reporter with close links to security firms stated that Shekau passed away when Iswap assaulted Boko Haram positions in the Sambisa forest, north-east Nigeria.
He has actually been reported dead various times previously, just to resurface.