The man who reportedly replaced Abubakar Shekau as the leader of the Boko Haram sect is a national of the Republic of Chad, this indication emerged on Friday.
One Mahamat Daoud was given as the new leader of the insurgents by Chadian President Idriss Derby, to replace Shekau who the......
Nigerian military claimed was dead. Shekau has not also been seen in recent video released by Boko Haram.
President Derby had at a news conference to commemorate Chad’s 55th Independence anniversary at N’Djamena, the capital last Wednesday said the group now has a new leader.
“There is someone apparently called Mahamat Daoud who is said to have replaced Abubakar Shekau and wants to negotiate with the Nigerian government,” he said at the press conference though he did not disclose his source of the information.
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