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Abubakar Shekau

Place of Birth: Shekau village, Yobe State, north-eastern Nigeria


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Flying blind

Within a week of the President's remarks, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau issued an exultant video claiming successful attacks in Maiduguri, Gamboru and Damboa in which 25 loggers were murdered, four food aid workers killed and three people burned to death, the last incident taking place on Christmas Day (AC Vol 59 No 1, All about votes and the naira)...


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Winning battles, losing wars

Last October, Déby had tried to broker talks between the Nigerian government and political figures believed to be close to Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, aka Abu Mohammed...


Democracy delayed

Ndjamena HQNews such as the capture of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, and the rebounding of world oil prices could change the picture radically but neither looks likely within the next six weeks...

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Firefighters against an inferno

Last week, a YouTube video clip, claiming to be released under the auspices of Boko Haram's putative leader, Abubakar Shekau, dismissed any talk of a truce and said that the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok had been married off (AC Vol 55 No 12, Jonathan faces the north)...

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How terror twists the vote

Most of that seems to wash over Abubakar Shekau, the public face of the Boko Haram leadership, whose video addresses make much of his detestation for democracy, which he views as 'worse than sodomy'...

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Opposition on all fronts

However, in a digital recording in Hausa sent to the media in mid-April, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau rejected any negotiation with government: ‘What wrong have we done...


Taking the hostage road

Boko Haram is particularly anxious to secure the release of the wife and two children of its leader, Abubakar Shekau, aka Abu Mohammed, who were captured by Nigeria’s Joint Task Force on 24 September last year...


Abuja’s foreign legion

Security officials in Abuja say militants from the Boko Haram Islamist militia have received instruction in combat and bomb-making in training camps in northern Mali and that some of the group’s leaders have sought sanctuary there after Nigerian security forces stepped up the hunt for Abubakar Shekau and other Boko Haram leaders...

On 29 November in a 39-minute video monitored by SITE Intelligence Group, a United States-based organisation that tracks Islamist websites, Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau said (in Arabic), ‘We are with our mujahideen brothers in the cause of Allah everywhere’...


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