BREAKING: US State Department says ISIS won’t get $7m bounty placed on Shekau
The US State Department has announced that the Islamic State in West Africa Province will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
Reacting to reports on the sudden death of the terrorist leader, the State Department said the bounty is not meant for a terrorist group under ISIS.
“News reports today 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,” the US State Department for justice said through its official twitter handle.
Recall that on June 21, 2012, the U.S. Department of State declared Shekau a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.
One year later, a $7 million bounty was placed on him.