By Henry Okonkwo
The US Department of State has stated that the Islamic State in West Africa Province will not get the $7m bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terror sect.
Responding to reports that Shekau had been killed, the US agency State said via their official Twitter handle that the bounty was not meant for a group affiliated to ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
The tweet reads, “News reports 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.”