According to an exclusive report by BBC Africa, the world’s most popular terrorist group, Islamic State, better known as ISIS, has announced a new leader for the Nigerian insurgent group, Boko Haram.
In the latest issue of an ISIS magazine, the former spokesman for Boko Haram, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, has been named as the new leader replacing Abubakar Shekau.
Below is how BBC reported the story;
“The so-called Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has announced a new leader for its West African branch, popularly known as Boko Haram.
“The latest issue of an IS magazine featured what it called its first interview with Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who replaces the eccentric Abubakar Shekau.
“In a video clip released in January 2015, Mr al-Barnawi described himself as the spokesman for Boko Haram. This was before the Nigeria-based jihadist group pledged allegiance to IS.
“Now IS says he has replaced Mr Shekau, who has not made a verified appearance in propaganda production since August 2015.”