New terror leader Bakura Modu releases video
Boko Haram has confirmed the death of its commander, Abubakar Shekau and appointed Bakura Modu has the new leader.
According to Dailytimes, the terror group made the announcement through a video sent to the media by the new leader.
Recall that Shekau was reportedly killed by rival terror group Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) last month during a fight.
However, In the short video released in Arabic, the new Boko Haram commander urged his faction’s commanders to remain loyal despite the loss of Shekau, who was regarded as an iconic figure in the terrorists’ ranks.
In the video, Bakura was flanked by scores of armed fighters as he addressed the camera.
He said: “Commanders of Jama’atu Ahlu Sunna Lidda’awati Wal Jihad. Be steadfast and draw your swords, spreading your jihad, decapitating the enemy.
“Don’t allow what befalls you these days to weaken your resolve on the jihad you are waging. This is because Allah has not forsaken your efforts.”