ISIS Names Abu Musab al-Barnawi as New Boko Haram Leader.

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has announced that its West African affiliate Boko Haram has a new leader.

Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously spokesman for the Nigerian-based Islamists, is featured in the latest issue of an IS magazine.

In a Boko Haram video from January 2015, Abu Musab al-Barnawi was described as the group's spokesman
In a Boko Haram video from January 2015, Abu Musab al-Barnawi was described as the group’s spokesman

It does not say what has become of the group’s former leader Abubakar Shekau.

He was last heard from in an audio message last August, saying he was alive and had not been replaced – an IS video released in April said the same.

BBC
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