WorldViews: ‘Dead’ Boko Haram leader tells Nigeria: ‘I’m still alive’

By Adam Taylor, October 2, 2014

Last month, grainy photograph attributed to Cameroonian authorities began to circulate online that appeared to show Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian group Boko Haram, lying dead from a gunshot wound. If the photo was accurate, it would appear to have been a major blow to the Islamist extremist group, which gained worldwide infamy with the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in April.

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