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>> Nigeria claims it struck a major blow to Boko Haram. All as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to talks on tackling the militants. Nigeria's airforce saying a number of senior fighters, and possibly Boko Haram's leader, have been killed in airstrikes. The attacks reportedly taking place Friday night, but only being announced Tuesday, with Kerry in town.
They claim the Islamist group's leader, Abubakr Shakur, has been fatally wounded. The military has reported his death in the past, only for him to later appear in video statements. Boko Haram have not confirmed the attack or any fatalities. But they will be keeping an eye on its implications.
Nigeria has been pushing the US to sell it aircraft to take on the militants. Under its last leader, that didn't go to plan, the US blocking arm sales over the human rights concerns.>> And I know it's very difficult work. President Buhari will be telling Kerry on Tuesday, things have changed.