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UPDATE - ISIS won't get $7m bounty placed on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau - US



 The US State Department has said Islamic state in West Africa

Province (ISWAP) will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.

 

It has been reported that Shekau died during a gun battle with members of ISWAP

 

Reacting to the news, the US State Department in a tweet shared in the late hours of yesterday May 20, said the bounty won’t be given to ISWAP as it is not meant for a group under ISIS.

 

The tweet read; 

 

“News reports today indicate that Boko Haram terrorist Abubakar Shekau blew himself up in a confrontation with ISIS affiliates. Hey, ISIS guys. To clarify: no – you are not eligible for the reward for information on his identity or location. That’s not how the program works."

 

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