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|Wysłany: Pon Cze 07, 2021 5:45 am Temat postu: Shekau used propaganda videos to promote his violent ideolog
|Under Shekau, Boko Haram staged bombings, kidnappings and prison breaks across the region. And from 2014, it began overrunning towns in a bid to create an Islamic State under Sharia law.
Believed to be in his early- to mid-40s, Shekau backed a bloody jihadist campaign in propaganda videos that drew comparisons to Osama Bin Laden.
"I enjoy killing... the way I enjoy slaughtering chickens and rams," he said in one 2012 video.
Since he took charge, more than 30,000 people have been killed and over two million displaced from their homes.
The group gained global attention after its 2014 kidnapping of hundreds of girls from a school in Chibok, in Borno state, sparking the
Shekau's agenda was so radical that he was rejected by Islamic State, which split from Boko Haram to form Iswap in 2016.
What next for Boko Haram?
Should Shekau's death be confirmed, it is uncertain it would spell the end for Boko Haram, analysts say.
Since breaking away, Iswap has displaced Boko Haram as the dominant insurgency in the region.
Some predict Shekau's death could lead to the end of the violent rivalry between the two groups, enabling Iswap to absorb Boko Haram fighters, but others say they will remain loyal to his ideas.
"There's division among Shekau's followers about whether to join Iswap now or fight Iswap," Jacob Zenn, editor of the Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor, told the BBC pg
"There was never a plan for the dictator of the group meeting his demise. It appears there will now be a chaotic period."