Shekau Why ISIS removed Boko Haram leader

ISIS named former Boko Haram spokesman, Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the group’s leader via the latest issue of its magazine.

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Abubakar Shekau flanked by his followers.

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Terrorist group, Islamic State (ISIS) has announced a replacement for Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

ISIS named former Boko Haram spokesman, Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the group’s leader via the latest issue of its magazine.

According to Sahara Reporters, Shekau was removed for fighting against the training of his soldiers by ISIS advisers.

He was also accused of hoarding food and ammunition, recklessly killing Muslims and summarily executing his soldiers without carrying out investigations into their alleged offences.

Shekau has however denied the allegations via an audio message released in response to ISIS’ announcement.

He also said that he had been deceived by ISIS because he disagreed with its principles.

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Shekau pledged Boko Haram’s allegiance to ISIS in March 2015 and a second pledge was made by masked members of the sect in April 2016.

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