Friday, September 9, 2016

Video - Deadly clashes reported between rival factions of Boko Haram group

Reports have emerged of deadly clashes between rival factions of the Boko Haram militant group. The violence has taken place in Borno State near Lake Chad. Details remain sketchy, though. The dispute is over the leadership of Boko Haram. The group is an affiliate of ISIL. Last month, ISIL declared Abu Musab al-Barnawi the leader of Boko Haram - replacing Abubakar Shekau. Shekau says he is still in charge, though, despite claims by the military that soldiers fatally wounded him. Shekau initially pledged Boko Haram's allegiance to ISIL.

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