A factional head of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has named Abu Muhammad as the new Amirul Jaysh (Commander of War).
He confirmed Muhammad’s appointment, after killing the former Commander, Abu Fatimah.
According to PRNigeria, Shekau personally shot Abu Fatimah dead last week, for allegedly betraying the sect.
A source said that two other senior commanders were also eliminated by Shekau.
“Following an internal dispute, Shekau killed Abu Fatima, one other Commander and Amirul Fi’ya, a son to a renowned Bama businessman, Alhaji Modu Katakauma,” the source said.
Early this year, the Shura (consultation) Council of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) announced the appointment of Abu Dawud as new leader.