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More claims that Boko Haram leader is dead

11 November 2013, 13:29

Washington -  In yet another report of this nature, a security committee based in the U.S. said that Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, is truly dead, Telegraph reports.

The Council on Foreign Relations, a top US security think-tank and government advisory,  arrived at this conclusion after careful investigation on Shekau’s latest video that was apparently sent to confirm that he is alive.

According to the US security committee the video is fake. Shekau appears far from the camera and only appeared to speak for 10 seconds. They noted that the video clip is identical to the video circulated by AFP in August. The fact that they deem the video is faked has lead them to the assumption that Shekau must in fact be dead.

The report noted that Shekau’s image appeared to have green-light peripheral shine around it,  which indicates super-imposition, adding that the older video was also of highly questionable authenticity.

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