Shekau says he leads Boko Haram, not IS-appointed successor

August 4, 2016 4:45 PM

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LAGOS, Nigeria – Abubakar Shekau says he still leads Boko Haram, exposing the biggest rift yet among Nigeria's Islamic insurgents and possibly paving the way for a break from the Islamic State group.

The Islamic State on Wednesday announced that Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of its so-called West Africa province.

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