The joint task force in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Monday claimed the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, has died as result of gunshot wounds he sustained during clash with federal troops in June this year.

A statement issued on Monday by the JTF spokesman in the state, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, said, “Abubakar Shekau, the most dreaded and wanted leader of the Boko Haram sect may have died of gunshots wound received in an encounter with JTF troops in one of their camps at Sambisa Game Reserve Forests on June 30, 2013.”

The statement is unconfirmed as the leader  of  JTF  has said MAY HAVE DIED.

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