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Contradictions: “Fake And Multiple Faces Of “Abubakar Shekau”, Raises Doubts Of New Boko Haram Leader,”Abubakar Shekau”In Video–Washington Post

Contradictions: “Fake And Multiple Faces Of “Abubakar Shekau”, Raises Doubts Of New Boko Haram Leader,”Abubakar Shekau”In Video–Washington Post NeW York[RR] Washington,DC–Washington,DC Post, said, the resurfaced Boko Haram, leader, is questionable and heightens doubts that there are multiple “Abubakar Shekau, it said, according to ‘Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium’, who looked at different videos released by […]

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Contradictions: “Fake And Multiple Faces Of “Abubakar Shekau”, Raises Doubts Of New Boko Haram Leader,”Abubakar Shekau”In Video–Washington Post

NeW York[RR] Washington,DC–Washington,DC Post, said, the resurfaced Boko Haram, leader, is questionable and heightens doubts that there are multiple “Abubakar Shekau, it said, according to ‘Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium’, who looked at different videos released by Boko Haram and found significant inconsistencies in “Shekau.”, Republic Reporters New York gathered.

Washington Post, in its report, titled:”‘Dead’ Boko Haram leader tells Nigeria: ‘I’m still alive’, it said.

“Stranger still, analysts believe that there may be more than one person posing as “Abubakar Shekau.” In one analysis, the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium looked at different videos released by Boko Haram and found significant inconsistencies in “Shekau.”

“Even though the mannerisms and facial hair are similar in each of the videos below, in some cases he appears much heavier or much darker in skin color, and the posturing is very different between each man,” the analysis noted. “The cadence of each speaker varies dramatically and each speaker opens his mouth very differently.”

As the Shekau image began to spread, Nigeria suggested that the man pictured was an impostor and that the original Shekau was dead. In the course of fighting last month in the town of Konduga, near the Cameroon border, “one Mohammed Bashir, who has been acting or posing on videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau … known as leader of the group, died,” Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said, according to the news agency Reuters.

Curiously, Nigeria defense Headquarters,DHQ, said, it is studying the claims made in the video purportedly released by the terrorists showing their leader, Abubakar Shekau as dismissing his death. From immediate observation and what some online news outlets claimed to have seen, the video did not indicate when it was shot neither did it show any proof of life or currency such as screen time or date. The video also did not make any reference to anything that has happened since the impostor’s reported death.

Adding, that, “It is also noteworthy that the air plane said to be mentioned in the video had been missing before he was killed. It should not surprise anybody if the terrorists decide to manipulate pictures, clone another Shekau or upload a pre-recorded video all in a bid to prove invincible.

“As far as we are concerned, the individual who was appearing in video and claiming to be the leader of the terrorist group was killed in the Kondunga battle in September. The resemblance of the corpse and that of the eccentric character was incontrovertible. His identity was equally corroborated by people who knew him before we announced his death.”

While still conducting thorough investigation into the new claims in the purported video, the military promised that justice will be served to whoever bears that name or designation and whoever engages in the act.

Boko Haram had bragged about bring down Nigerian Airforce plane, which contradicts the new Boko Haram video, which the Nigerian military alluded happened before the last Boko Shekau, was killed in a fire fight in Kondunga, Republic Reporters investigations show.

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It is not clear when or where this new video was filmed, or who is actually in it. “As far as we are concerned, the individual who was appearing in video and claiming to be the leader of the terrorist group was killed in the Kondunga battle in September,” Nigeria’s military said in a statement. “The resemblance of the corpse and that of the eccentric character was incontrovertible. His identity was equally corroborated by people who knew him before we announced his death.”

Regardless, the new video may distract from a bigger problem. The repeated “death” and “rebirth” of Shekau has already added to the mystique surrounding him and the group he leads, and many believe that Boko Haram has more momentum than can be derailed by his death at this moment (the group survived the death of founder Mohammed Yusuf in 2009, for example).

The global attention that followed Boko Haram’s April kidnapping has since faded, and the group seems to have had a recent territorial resurgence. It’s believed that the group is aiming to set up an Islamic caliphate in the areas it controls.

Boko Haram “is rapidly gaining ground in Africa,” J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, wrote last month, “achieving many of the same operational and strategic successes that have made [the extremist group Islamic State] such a force to be reckoned with, including significant dominion over territory and populations.”

In an update by Washington Post, state that, the post, ‘has been updated to make clear that the image of that claimed to show Shekau dead did not officially come from the Cameroonian military, but Nigeria military or another agency.

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Credit: Washington Post, AFP, Reuters, Nigeria Defense Headquarters,DHQ

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  • Tina says:

    You Sir/Madam are the enemy of confusion evyehwrere!

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