Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram surrenders after its leader allegedly killed in fight with the Nigerian military.
According to the Nigerian military, more than 260 Boko Haram militants have surrendered in north-eastern Nigeria. A spokesman also said that the military had killed the man posing as the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau. The extremist group suffered heavy losses in recent weeks as the Nigerian military battled the group close to its hometown of Maiduguri in the north east.
The military said that 135 Boko Haram members surrendered with their weapons in Biu, Borno State – and that 133 others surrendered elsewhere in north-eastern Nigeria and were currently being interrogated.