ISIS Names New Boko Haram Leader To Replace Abubakar Shekau

Friday, August 05, 2016

The Islamic State, better known as ISIS, has announced a new leader for the insurgent group, Boko Haram. 


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.

Read how BBC reported the story when you continue....

"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."


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