Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of Boko Haram, has reportedly appointed Abu Muhammad as the new Amirul Jaysh (Commander of War) for the terrorist group.
According to PRNigeria, the leader of the sect announced the replacement after killing the former commander, Abu Fatimah.
The publication said Shekau personally shot and killed Fatimah last week for allegedly betraying the group.
The report said an informant revealed that Shekau also eliminated two other senior commanders of the sect.
“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 was quoted to have said.
It 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.
Dawud was said to have emerged after a coup which overthrew Amir Abba-Gana at Tumbum Kayowa.
Abba-Gana was elevated after the execution of Ba’a Idirisa on February 9, 2019.
The deceased had succeeded Abu-Mossad Albarnawee.
Abba-Gana was sacked for installing Aliyu Chakkar as the ‘Governor of Lake Chad’.
Chakkar replaced Goni Maina, an ex-ISWAP commander.