Boko Haram has a new leader. Abu Musab al-Barnawi, previously the group’s spokesperson seen in Boko Haram video earlier this year, replaces Abubakar Shekau.
ISIS, which considers Boko Haram its West African affiliate, announced the replacement in a magazine, reports the BBC.
Nothing is said about Shekau or the reason for the change of leadership.
It comes as Boko Haram continues to loose ground and firepower in its terrorist campaign in the Lake Chad area.