Sahaba, who is said to be the new leader, said in a video sent to AFP that the news was announced by Bakura Modu.
Bakura Modu said that the Nigerian jihadist organization Boko Haram has confirmed that its historical leader Abubakar Shekau (Abubakar Shekau) was fighting with the Islamic State in West Africa (Islamic State’s West African Province, Iswap). Death, Sahaba said. The new leader, in a video sent to AFP from a verified source on Wednesday, June 16.
Sahaba, a famous Boko Haram commander, based in Lake Chad, is called by experts “Allah bless the soul of Xie Kao”, Death “As a martyr” And accused the leaders of Iswap, “Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, this abnormal invader”Because of killing him.
In his message, he spoke in Arabic and paused abruptly in the middle of the sentence. For no apparent reason, this man who claimed to be the new leader of the former Islamist sect turned into a violent jihadist movement, calling for revenge against his opponent. Split from Boko Haram in 2016.
Last week, Iswap announced the death of Abubakar Shekau, the historical leader of the organization since the death of its founder Mohammed Yusuf in 2009, who was allegedly in Sambiza, northeast Nigeria. The forest blew up in a battle between two rival groups. This statement confirmed many rumors that Abubakar Shekao had died since May.
Iswap, recognized by the Islamic State Organization, was born in 2016 due to its split from Boko Haram, and Boko Haram specifically accused the organization of murdering Muslim civilians. After gaining power, it is now the dominant jihadist organization in northeastern Nigeria, which has increased its large-scale attacks on the Nigerian army.