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NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM NEW LEADER

THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST 2015 

The Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has a new leader. Abubakar Shekau, the head of the Boko Haram Islamist group that kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last year, has been ousted as its leader, it has been claimed.

It hasn’t been reported what had happened to Abubakar Shekau, but it is known that Mahamat Daoud has replaced him - who has not been heard of before.

Mr Shekau has not featured in the group's recent videos, leading to speculation that he has been killed.

 

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