August 3, 2016
ISIS Names New Boko Haram Leader
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.”