A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from...A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C). The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen on July 13. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHO/AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed that the leader of ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, was injured in an airstrike conducted by the country’s airforce.

“We learned that in an airstrike by the Nigeria air force he was wounded,” Buhari said in a statement on Sunday from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where he is attending a development conference.

He also went on to claim that the terrorists were in a bad position.

“Indeed their top hierarchy and lower cadre have a problem,” Buhari said, adding, “They are not holding any territory and they have split into small groups attacking soft targets.”

Last week Nigeria’s military said Shekau was wounded in an airstrike but released no further evidence or statement on his condition.

PressTV reported that according to ISIS-linked media, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, a former spokesman for Boko Haram, has replaced Shekau, who had been in charge since 2009. It was not clear why the change has taken place.

Shekau later released an audio message saying, “People should know we are still around,” apparently defying ISIS and the decision to oust him.

Barnawi claimed his group remains “a force to be reckoned with,” adding that the fight would go on against West African countries.

 

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MiKu
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shekau kakakakaku kauuuuuuuu uuu

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Daeshbags Sux

Shekau = Gnamondin (son of a whore in maninka language).
Is there a way to mount Mk-81 113kg US bombs on a Tu-22M3 in order to carry about +200 at once and lease such plane? Old style carpet bombing vs Boko-Mofos seems to be the way…

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