Crack in Boko Haram As Shekau Rejects New Leader

Abubakar Shekau has insisted that he remains the leader of Boko Haram, rejecting a new successor announced by the Islamic State group.



  • Nigeria:   Who's Running Boko Haram?

    VOA, 8 August 2016

    This past week, a dispute over the leadership of the Nigerian-based extremist group Boko Haram unfolded in what some say is a sign the six-year insurgency may be coming to an end. Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Boko Haram - Shekau Reappears, Claims He Was Deceived

    Vanguard, 5 August 2016

    Erstwhile leader of Jama'atu Ahl as-Sunnah li-Da'awati wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a recorded message a few hours after news of his… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Boko Haram Split in Leadership Crisis

    Deutsche Welle, 4 August 2016

    Long time chief Abubakar Shekau has resurfaced for the first time in months, rejecting reports that the west African jihadi group has a new leader and insisting he's still in… Read more »

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