ISIS names new Boko Haram leader
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 4, 2016
The Islamic State, better known as ISIS, has announced a new leader for the insurgent group, Boko Haram. ISIS named Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously spokesman for Boko Haram, as the new leader replacing Abubakar Shekau.
Al-Barnawi is featured in the latest issue of an ISIS magazine, which made no reference to Shekau. Shekau was last seen in a Boko Haram propaganda video in March 2015, one of much footage released in his years of leading a brutal campaign. In one of the videos, Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS, which was originally based in Syria and Iraq, but has several offshoots in many countries.