Nigerian President says Boko Haram leader injured by airstrikes

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, August 29, 2016
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday confirmed that the leader of Boko Haram had been injured in the airstrikes carried out by the country’s military.

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Armed Forces reported that they had wounded Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau in an air attack, also killing several other senior commanders of the group.

“The person known in Nigeria as their leader, we understand was edged out and the Nigerian members of Boko Haram started turning themselves to the Nigerian military. We learnt that in an air strike by the Nigeria Air Force he was wounded,” Buhari said, as quoted by the Daily Nigeria News newspaper.

He added that the country’s government had information about the conflict in the leadership of the group.

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