Abubakar Shekau

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Influential Boko Haram Leader

Abubakar Shekau or “Imam” was born in the North East Nigeria, Shekau village. His age is uncertain—some believes that he is 30 and others say he’s 45. Conspiracy is also an expertise of Shekau. That’s why there is no fixed information about his year of birth.

Some may not be aware but Shekau is an educated man. He studied Islam at Borno State College of Legal & Islamic Studies. He acquired the name, “Darul Tawheed” which means “monotheism expert”. Aside from being knowledgeable, he is also a polyglot or a person who can speak numerous languages. Specifically, he knows about Arabic, Fulani, Hausa, and Kanuri. His group is hesitant on Western-related things so they do not use English. Despite of being a polyglot, Abubakar Shekau is described as a loner because he seldom speaks with the other members.

Shekau is well-recognized by the Nigerians because of being a violent killer. In 2009, he started to take the responsibility of leading Boko Haram, a terrorist organization. The group declined due to the strong government forces of Nigeria.

Abubakar Shekau is considered as a threat master. He is known for kidnapping young people and doing raids on nearby schools. Even the mosques and churches were also targeted by this man with the belief that they are contradicting the Islam. In 2014, Boko Haram created a noise internationally by taking more than 200 schoolgirls. Shekau was seen in a short video where he laughs and admitted the kidnapping of lost schoolgirls. He said that he will marry the girls and sell them as well, with the permission of Allah.

The organization was recorded to end the life of 10,000 innocent people. The group strives to spread violence on the nearby countries. It is feared that Abubakar Shekau had aligned Boko Haram to ISIS, another terrorist group. ISIS members are based on Iraq and Syria. They finally reached Libya and Yemen for influencing merciless deeds.  Ahmed Salkida said that Shekau is indeed fearless and very radical.

Dead or alive?

There was once a belief that Shekau was already dead because he was already killed by some security forces. However, the public was shocked when they see Shekau on several videos found on the internet. Those videos were posted less than one year, as he took the position of being Boko Haram’s leader. Different claims regarding his death was found to be merely erroneous.

The reason for Boko Haram’s extreme violence

Muhammad Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram, was killed by policemen in 2009. Hundreds of Yusuf’s troop was also killed during the said encounter. Many people believe that the death of many Boko Haram members resulted to the forcefulness of the entire terrorist group.

There is a continuous posting of videos and photos of Shekau online. Consequently, it indicates that he is still active on spreading violence.

Arresting Abubakar Shekau seems to be very essential because US Government provided a big reward, $7 Million in exchange of Shekau’s specific location. Since 2009, government officials never stop searching him. Shekau is truly an elusive man who can hide wherever he wants.

Kamanceceniya 8 tsakanin kungiyoyin IPOB da Boko Haram

Kamanceceniya 8 tsakanin kungiyoyin IPOB da Boko Haram

Kamanceceniya 8 tsakanin kungiyoyin IPOB da Boko Haram
Boko Haram: Wa'adin Sojoji ya kare har yau ba a kamo Shekau ba

Boko Haram: Wa'adin Sojoji ya kare har yau ba a kamo Shekau ba

Ku na sane cewa kwanaki ne Shugaban Sojin kasar nan Janar Tukur Buratai ya nemi ganin bayan Shekau kwanakin baya. Har yanzu ba a cin ma wannan din ba.

Boko Haram: Wa'adin Sojoji ya kare har yau ba a kamo Shekau ba
We have evidence Boko Haram leader Abu Shekau is dead - DHQ

We have evidence Boko Haram leader Abu Shekau is dead - DHQ

The Nigerian military has reportedly declared that it has enough evidence that Abu Shekau, the leader of a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist sect, is dead.

We have evidence Boko Haram leader Abu Shekau is dead - DHQ
YANZU-YANZU: Abubakar Shekau dan akidan khawaarij ne – Bangaren Abu Mus’ab sun fallasa Shekau (bidiyo)

YANZU-YANZU: Abubakar Shekau dan akidan khawaarij ne – Bangaren Abu Mus’ab sun fallasa Shekau (bidiyo)

Bangaren Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi sun saki wata sabuwar bidiyon da sukayiwa take ‘Fallasa Abubakar Shekau’ a yanar gizo. Wannan sabuwar bidiyo ta fallasa shi sosai

YANZU-YANZU: Abubakar Shekau dan akidan khawaarij ne – Bangaren Abu Mus’ab sun fallasa Shekau (bidiyo)
Wa'adin kamo Shekau, shin me sojin Najeriya suka taka?

Wa'adin kamo Shekau, shin me sojin Najeriya suka taka?

Wa'adin kwana 40 a kamo Shekau, shin me sojin Najeriya suka taka? An bada rahoton mutuwar Shekau amma har yanzu yana cigaba da sukar shugabbani a bidiyo

Wa'adin kamo Shekau, shin me sojin Najeriya suka taka?
Idan kaji ana ƙi gudu, sa gudu ne bai zo ba: Buratai ya tattara kayansa, zai koma Maiduguri

Idan kaji ana ƙi gudu, sa gudu ne bai zo ba: Buratai ya tattara kayansa, zai koma Maiduguri

Mukaddashin shugaban kasa Farfesa Yemi Osinbajo ya umarci babban hafsan sojin kasa da na sama, laftanar janar Tukur Yusuf Buratai da Air Marsharl Sadique.

Idan kaji ana ƙi gudu, sa gudu ne bai zo ba: Buratai ya tattara kayansa, zai koma Maiduguri
Abubakar Shekau is in trouble as Buratai issues 40-day ultimatum to troops to capture Boko Haram leader

Abubakar Shekau is in trouble as Buratai issues 40-day ultimatum to troops to capture Boko Haram leader

Troops are to be on the move since the Nigerian army has given them a forty day ultimatum to capture Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram insulgent.

Abubakar Shekau is in trouble as Buratai issues 40-day ultimatum to troops to capture Boko Haram leader
Yan Kannywood zasu kwaikwayi Abubakar Shekau a wani sabon Fim

Yan Kannywood zasu kwaikwayi Abubakar Shekau a wani sabon Fim

Shahararren kamfanin shirya fina finai na Kannywood, UK Entertainment ya kammala tsaf don shirya wani kasaitaccen fim mai suna Aliko, kamar yadda jaridar Rariya

Yan Kannywood zasu kwaikwayi Abubakar Shekau a wani sabon Fim
'Kasar Kamaru na bala'in azabtar da kamammun 'yan Boko Haram'

'Kasar Kamaru na bala'in azabtar da kamammun 'yan Boko Haram'

'Kasar Kamaru na bala'in azabtar da kamammun 'yan Boko Haram'. Rahoton Amnesty dai na zuwa ne lokacin da ake kokarin sulhu da 'yan Boko Haram ko zasu tuba

'Kasar Kamaru na bala'in azabtar da kamammun 'yan Boko Haram'
Boko Haram : Babu wanda ya kawo mana hari a Ranar Lahadi-UNIMAID

Boko Haram : Babu wanda ya kawo mana hari a Ranar Lahadi-UNIMAID

Jami'ar UNIMAID ta Maiduguri ta karyata rahoton cewa an tada bam kwanan nan. A safiyar Litinin dai aka wayi Gari da wannan jita-jita maras dadi na karya.

Boko Haram : Babu wanda ya kawo mana hari a Ranar Lahadi-UNIMAID
Muhimman abubuwa 3 da Shekau ya fada a cikin sabon faifan Bidiyon sa

Muhimman abubuwa 3 da Shekau ya fada a cikin sabon faifan Bidiyon sa

Shugaban Kungiyar Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau ya fitar da sabon faifan bidiyo inda ya nuna'yan sanda Matan nan da kungiyar da ta kama a makon da ya gabata inda

Muhimman abubuwa 3 da Shekau ya fada a cikin sabon faifan Bidiyon sa
JUST IN: Boko Haram strikes again in Borno, kills 2 as 1 critically injured

JUST IN: Boko Haram strikes again in Borno, kills 2 as 1 critically injured

Two local vigilante personnel were left dead on Saturday night June 10 after gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members attacked Yale village in Konduga Local Gov

JUST IN: Boko Haram strikes again in Borno, kills 2 as 1 critically injured
Yanzu aka fara yakin: Manyan abubuwa 7 da muka gano daga sabon bidiyon Shekau

Yanzu aka fara yakin: Manyan abubuwa 7 da muka gano daga sabon bidiyon Shekau

Kungiyar ‘yan ta’addan Boko Haram sun kammala mummunan harin da suka kai babban birnin jihar Borno, Maiduguri, a wannan shekara ta hanayar sakin sabon biyo.

Yanzu aka fara yakin: Manyan abubuwa 7 da muka gano daga sabon bidiyon Shekau
The war has just started! Top 7 things we learnt from the latest Shekau’s new propaganda video

The war has just started! Top 7 things we learnt from the latest Shekau’s new propaganda video

The dreaded Boko Haram sect concluded one ofthe deadliest raid on the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, this year so far by releasing a new propaganda video.

The war has just started! Top 7 things we learnt from the latest Shekau’s new propaganda video
Tofa: Kungiyar Haram sun bude tashar rediyo

Tofa: Kungiyar Haram sun bude tashar rediyo

'Yan kungiyar ta'addan nan na Boko Haram sun bude sabuwar tashar rediyo, Shugaban Hukumar NBC na kasa watau Ishaq Modibbo Kawu ya bayyana wannan kwanan nan.

Tofa: Kungiyar Haram sun bude tashar rediyo
Ahmed Salkida: The closest journalist to Boko Haram

Ahmed Salkida: The closest journalist to Boko Haram

Charles Ibekwe writes on the controversy surrounding popular freelance journalist and blogger, Ahmed Salkida, focusing on his relationship with Boko Haram.

Ahmed Salkida: The closest journalist to Boko Haram
Boko Haram threatens to bomb Abuja, asks Buhari, Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai to repent

Boko Haram threatens to bomb Abuja, asks Buhari, Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai to repent

We are true Muslims. We don’t want anything except the true religion of Islam, very soon, very soon, very soon, you will hear about how Abuja will be bombed.

Boko Haram threatens to bomb Abuja, asks Buhari, Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai to repent
Boko Haram: An yi wa ‘Yan ta’adda wani mugun illa

Boko Haram: An yi wa ‘Yan ta’adda wani mugun illa

An jikkata Abubakar Shekau a wani harin Soji haka kuma Sojoji sun kashe mai-bi da Shekau a wannan hari. ‘Yan ta’addan Boko Haram dai sun fitina Yankin na Gabas.

Boko Haram: An yi wa ‘Yan ta’adda wani mugun illa
11 COMPLETELY HORRIBLE things Boko Haram said in new video about Buhari, others

11 COMPLETELY HORRIBLE things Boko Haram said in new video about Buhari, others

The faction of the Islamist sect led by Abubakar Shekau has released a new video taunting President Muhammadu Buhari and other government officials.

11 COMPLETELY HORRIBLE things Boko Haram said in new video about Buhari, others
Labari da Dumi-Dumi: Boko Haram su yi wani sabon bidiyo

Labari da Dumi-Dumi: Boko Haram su yi wani sabon bidiyo

Yanzu nan ba da dadewa ba mu ke samun labari cewa kungiyar Boko Haram ta fitar da wani sabon bidiyo wanda ta nuna shugaban kasa Muhammadu Buhari da dan yatsa.

Labari da Dumi-Dumi: Boko Haram su yi wani sabon bidiyo
Boko Haram faction raids Kimba village in Borno refuses to harm residents

Boko Haram faction raids Kimba village in Borno refuses to harm residents

Reports says a faction of the Boko Haram insurgents loyal to Abu Musab al-Barnawi has raided Sabon Garin Kimba village to steal food and medical supplies.

Boko Haram faction raids Kimba village in Borno refuses to harm residents
Muhimman barazana guda 6 da Shekau yayi yayin daya bayyana a sabon bidiyo

Muhimman barazana guda 6 da Shekau yayi yayin daya bayyana a sabon bidiyo

Cikin wani sabon bidiyon da shugaban yan shugaban yayan kungiyar Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau ya bayyana, yayi barazana ga shuwagabannin kasashen Duniya.

Muhimman barazana guda 6 da Shekau yayi yayin daya bayyana a sabon bidiyo
6 very cold threats Shekau made in his latest appearance

6 very cold threats Shekau made in his latest appearance

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has re-appeared in yet another video, this time he comes with some very cold threats for Nigeria and the rest of the world.

6 very cold threats Shekau made in his latest appearance
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