Abuja - Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, ISIS, has announced a new leader for its West African branch which is Boko Haram.
He is Abu Musab al-Barnawi.
According to BBC, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously spokesman for the Nigerian-based Islamists, is featured in the latest issue of an IS magazine.
The magazine featured its first interview with Abu Musab al-Barnawi who replaces Abubakar Shekau.
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Recall that in January 2015, al-Barnawi appeared in a video clip where he described himself as the spokesman for Boko Haram.
This was before the Nigeria-based jihadist group pledged allegiance to IS.
Shekau has not made a verified appearance in any of the sects propaganda videos since August 2015.
- News 24