Portrait d’Abubakar Shekau

Encore un article de la BBC qui nous fait un portrait du chef de Boko Haram, entre théologien et gangster.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in profile

A screengrab taken on 24 March 2014 from a video obtained by AFP showing Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

Abubakar Shekau is the leader of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which been behind a deadly insurgency in the north-east of the country for the last five years. Nigeria analyst Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar looks at the country’s most-wanted man, who has been designated a terrorist by the US government.

Boko Haram’s leader is said to be a fearless loner, a complex, paradoxical man – part-theologian, part-gangster.

Since he took over, Boko Haram has become more radical and carried out more killings.

Perhaps the most shocking revelation about him was the video clip of him laughing as he admitted the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in April 2014, promising to sell them.

« I abducted your girls, » he said. « I will sell them in the market, by Allah. I will sell them off and marry them off. »

Pour lire la suite : La BBC

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