Boko Haram in Nigeria: Abu Musab al-Barnawi named as new 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.

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

New Boko Haram Leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi Does Not Seem Entirely Confident In His Position

New Boko Haram Leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi Does Not Seem Entirely Confident In His Position

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