ISIS Announces New Boko Haram Leader To Replace Abubakar Shekau




The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) 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.
BBC
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