‘Boko Haram leader is from Niger Republic’


The Head of the Terrorist sect Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau hails from Niger Republic according to the Senate joint committee that investigated the Baga town Deaths.

This news shatters the widely believed notion that he was born in Shekau village in Yobe state

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima himself told visiting senators that the man was actually from the neighbouring Republic of Niger.

The senators were also informed that although the sect has some foreigners, 80% of the sect members where from the Kanuri tribe saying that the leader is a Kanuri from Niger Republic.

After Mohammed Yussuf’s death Shekau became the leader of the sect bringing death and anguish to thousand’s of Nigerians

He has not been seen in public eye since 2009, He has shown himself through youtube videos aimed at threatning the Jonathan led Nigerian Government and claiming responsibility of attacks by the group

The Senate on April 23 mandated its committees on Defense and Army, Police Affairs, and National Security and Intelligence to investigate the Baga violence in which local leaders accused soldiers of killing 185 people and destroying more than 2,000 homes.

Military authorities had denied conducting indiscriminate killings, saying only 37 people died in a gun battle between soldiers from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Boko Haram fighters. In its report, the Senate committee disputed the Baga death toll given by both sides but failed to provide a specific figure

“The death toll of 185 was exaggerated but there may be more than 37 deaths. This is possible as there is no documentary evidence from either the natives or the military to ascertain figure quoted,” the report said. The report also tried to exonerate the military, saying the incident was caused by Boko Haram who pulled out an army officer from a bus and killed him on March 29, and also killed another soldier on April 16

In its recommendations, the 28-member Senate panel urged troops on internal security operations to adhere to the provisions of the Geneva Convention, Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement in order to minimise casualties. The committee called on President Goodluck Jonathan to direct the armed forces to carry out urgent recruitment of soldiers and officers as insurgency has overstretched the military.

Source: Daily Trust


  1. If it is evident that he hails from Niger, then the Federal Govt through the Ministry of External Affairs should track him down in collaboration with the President and government of Niger, that’s if their government does not back their operations in Nigeria.

    • I don’t believe in this. It is very easy to accuse others as responsible of your own problems. Nigerians should rather look inward to find the source of the Boko haram problem.

      • We know you are from Niger too. We will begin with you amadou if you are there. And also all the Nigeriens citizens ans others will go before they can be re-addmitted into the Nigerian society. Thanks for your comment and I do hope all Nigerians will wake up.

  2. no wonder the idiot had no sympathy in killing Nigerians cos he knew he was not from here. cold blooded animal. but how come he almost brainwashed the northerners?

  3. dat true, dat simply d reason d bastard does nt welcom d amnesty offered to him and his coward crew member. Dats y he derived joy in hurtin souls in nig: though his cup has over full: no mor ran to him


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