ISIS Names New Boko Haram Leader

boko-haram-shekau-1The 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.

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.”

Culled from www.tori.ng

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.