Military sources said the man who had been mimicking Late Abubakar Shekau in recent videos might have been finally killed during a desperate attempt to capture Konduga in their delusion to eventually marching on and capturing Maiduguri.
A source said, “it is getting more certain that the terrorists’ commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17, 2014.”
The sources suspected that the possible demise of the Boko Haram leader was responsible for the scattering of the sect members in different independent locations in the neighbouring countries, especially in Cameroon noticed in recent days.
The sources however cautioned that “the process of confirming that the dead body we have is the same as that character who has been posing as Shekau is ongoing. He is definitely a prominent terrorist commander. I don’t want to say anything about this yet please.”
A high ranking military source insisted that the resemblance was too striking to be a coincidence, citing his facial marks, beards and teeth apart from the recovery by the Nigerian troops of some of the Armoured Vehicles and Hilux jeeps that had featured in previous videos of the prime suspect.
The Defence Headquarters is expected to address the nation after full investigation of their latest discovery.