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ISIS confirms Nigerian Army’s claims that Shekau is dead

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Following the reported death of the Boko Haram terror group, the Islamic State jihadist group, ISIS has named a new leader for West African terror group.

Abu Musab al-Barnawi was announced as the new leader of Boko Haram in the latest issue of the group’s magazine BBC revealed.

He now replaces Abubakar Shekau who has been missing in action after he was reportedly killed in a gun battle with Nigerian troops.

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The Nigerian Army had sometime ago claimed to have killed the terror groups leader, but the announcement was taken with a pinch of salt by Nigerians.

This is due to the fact that the military had also at an earlier date announced that Shekau was dead, only for him to resurface in videos.

Recall that before the Nigeria-based jihadist group pledged allegiance to ISIS in January 2015, al-Barnawi appeared in a video clip where he described himself as the spokesman for Boko Haram.

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