Abuja - The newly appointed leader of the Boko haram sect, Abu Musab al-Barnaw has unveiled his manifesto, reports Japan Times
In its first interview, Musab al-Barnaw has promised to spare mosques or markets used by Muslims.
He has, however, threatened that the group will continue its bombing of churches and killing of Christians.
The new Boko Haram leader was the former spokesman of the group before his elevation according to News 24.
He noted that there is a Western plot to Christianize the North-east region and accused charity organizations of using their aids for that.
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Al-Barnawi's approach indicates a major shift in strategy for the insurgents, who have killed many more Muslims than Christians in attacks in mosques with suicide bombers and gunmen.
There have also been attacks on crowded marketplaces in predominantly Muslim areas.
- News 24