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How Nigerian Soldiers Used Captured Boko Haram Members To Lure Shekau To Death

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How Nigerian Soldiers Used Captured Boko Haram Members To Lure Shekau To Death

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Sept 29, 2014 – How Nigerian Army Used Captured Boko Haram Members To Lure Shekau To Death

Full gists of how Abubakar Shekau, the impostor and leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group lost his left in a shootout with Nigerian troops in Konduga on Wednesday Sept. 17 emerged with military sources disclosing that he met his Waterloo in an ambush reminiscent of the type the sect had been using to hack down Nigerian troops.

It was gathered that when the first attack on Konduga whereby hundreds of insurgents were taken unawares and killed after over seven hours of fighting and several of their colleagues, arms and ammunition captured, the military commanders strategically urged his captured members to send a message to Shekau that they (insurgents) have routed the troops.

Before the captured insurgents were urged to make the contact and deliver the message, the military commanders had promised them that their cooperation would play a role in the level of punishment to be meted to them after the battle hence they felt reassured.

Also, the captured insurgents had disclosed that Shekau usually moved in a convoy of cars painted in military colours while he sits in a MOWAG Armoured tank with Boko Haram inscription on its front.

When Shekau was contacted, his captured men spoke to him in Arabic, assuring him that they had taken over Konduga, thereby giving him the all clear to proceed from Sambisa Forest. To convince him further, a set of his men captured were told to sing the victory song in Kanuri language they normally sing at the background.

Having convinced himself that the messenger was his chief courier in such situation and the message is authentic, he and his followers made for Konduga, heavily armed with Anti-Aircraft weapons, General Purpose Machine Guns, several AK 47 rifles and other IEDS’.

However, on entering Konduga town, he and his followers were encircled by strategically placed and heavily armed Nigerian soldiers. Immediately he contacted the messenger and discovered that something was amiss, he ordered his followers to start shooting in all direction.

This spurred the Army Commanders to give the directive to open fire. When he discovered that the fire power of the Nigerian Army who used both Infantry and Artillery weaponry was overpowering that of his men, he jumped out of the MOWAG and made to escape.

But eagle-eyed Nigerian Soldiers spotted him and opened fire in him, shattering his legs in the process. It was learnt that he also received bullet wounds in other parts of his body leading to his bleeding to death.

Recall that Military sources had earlier disclosed that Nigerian troops scored a strategic victory in the current battle against terrorists operating in the North East on September 17.

The sources noted that during a desperate attempt to capture Konduga in their delusion to eventually marching on and capturing Maiduguri, the man who had been mimicking Late Abubakar Shekau in recent videos was feared to have been finally killed.

The sources said, “It is getting more certain that the terrorists’ Commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17, 2014.”

Affirming the development, PRNigeria sources said the suspected demise of the Boko Haram leader is responsible for the scattering of the sect members in different independent locations in the neighbouring countries, especially in Cameroon noticed in recent days.

The security sources noted further that “the process of confirming that the dead body we have is the same as that character who has been posing as Shekau is ongoing” adding “He is definitely a prominent terrorist commander. I don’t want to say anything about this yet please.”

Another high ranking military source insisted that the resemblance is too striking to be a coincidence.

“They cited his facial marks, beards and teeth apart from the recovery by the Nigerian troops of some of the Armoured Vehicles and Hilux jeeps that had featured in previous videos of the prime suspect.

“The officers assured that the Defence Headquarters will soon address the nation after full investigation of their latest discovery”.



  1. Roy

    September 29, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    Good job

  2. Conscience 1

    September 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    Good news!…but time will proof U (Nigerian Army) right or wrong!

  3. Chief Adebayo

    September 29, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    This is a significant victory for Nigeria millitary but certainly not an end to boko haram insurgent.. Nigeria troops,please be watchful,this is the best avenue to put an end to this dangerous insurgency…..meanwhile,vote for APC at the preisidntial level and PDP in lagos…..#weneedachangeinnigeria #weneedrevolutioninnigeria

  4. burkina faso

    September 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    The victory of evil over good is just for a while. Darkness and light have never been friends. Good job Nigerian soldiers!!! Believe me that before 2015 election, Nigerians must have known who exactly are the boko harams and their sponsors. Long live my beautiful and blessed country Nigeria!!!

  5. Chioma Nwankwo

    September 29, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    God is fighting for his people and he will always be there(AMEN).

  6. D Hunter

    September 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Dnt knw wat 2 blv anymore. 1st it was rumoured dat shekau was killed by d Camerounian Army n nw dis. Well, 1 important tin abt d whole reports is dat, he is dead, & neva 2 raise again.
    Kudos 2 our gallant Army.
    More kudos 2 d 1 who pulled d trigger @ shekau.
    Long live Nigeria.
    More deaths 2 all boko harams sponsors n fighers.
    All glory b 2 God of d Christians

  7. nnamdi dimkpa

    September 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    why dem no bring or show the pics for news no be say i dey say no be truth or…..

  8. Eloisa

    September 29, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Good one

  9. Akuwax in Mongu, Zambia.

    September 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Viva Naija troops for that tactful strategy which worked vigorously. But why did Cameroonian soldiers champion themselves that it was them who killed the DOG.

  10. Runtown

    September 29, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    That nice 1 our eable soliders just keep it up. The weeked shall never go unpurnish.

  11. Barr ike

    September 29, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    God punish satan and his cohorts!
    Ugbua, i ga ahu virgins nile ekwensu dewere gi…common zuzupu!

  12. mulikat

    September 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Thank God,Thank our great Nigeria Amry,that kill those bloody killer call Boko Harms, hope peace come to North-Eastern Nigeria.

  13. DASH

    September 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Our God is wonderful, He is awesome, He is great in battle. Thank you Lord for this battle won.

  14. Pricess Ugo

    September 29, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    If this news is true, what becomes the fate of the Chibok girls now? How does this development affect them and their release now?

    • OCHE O

      September 30, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      Anybody that contribut one Naira to bokoharam to kill felon human being will never go fry the blood of dos that died will be opond ther heard.

  15. Austine

    October 1, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    Am happy and grand here for the victory my industrious Nigerian soldiers has brought to my country, hmm now i happily visit my country after a while off. long live president Jonathan, bravo!! for the good work. now happy in Ireland.

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