Shekau v. Islamic StateSince 2002, Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad, known as Boko Haram, had engaged in guerrilla warfare across the north of Nigeria. However, on 07 March 2015, Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS).Fracturing within Boko Haram began on 03 August 2016, when the Islamic State (IS) from ash Sham announced that Habib Yusuf (aka Abu Musab al-Barnawi) was the new Wali (governor) of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA). This announcement split what was once the Boko Haram powerhouse into two camps:Habib Yusuf (aka Abu Musab al-Barnawi) ISWA and Abubakar Shekau's original Boko Haram faction Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad - JAS).The IS Decision to Split Came PubliclyThe 03 August 2016 edition of the Islamic State's weekly al Naba propaganda magazine announced al-Barnawi appointment. To add insult to injury, al Naba makes no…
Islamic State West Africa (ISWA / ISWAP)
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