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New Boko Haram Leader Sets Out to Kill Nigerian Christians

08-04-2016
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File photo of Islamic terrorists in the Boko Haram group.

Nigeria's Boko Haram has a new leader and he's threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians in the area.

Abu Musab al-Barnawi has been identified as the new "wali," or governor of the group. 

According to an interview published by the Islamic State, al-Barnawi says he will end attacks on mosques and markets used by Muslims and focus on Christianized regions. He claims there is a Western plot to convert the region and accused charities of using aid for that.  

In the past, the terror group has attacked crowded marketplaces and kidnapped and killed school children. 

Nigeria's president is working with multinational forces to fight the group. 

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is assessing the fight against the Islamic State group in Libya. He will meet with military and national security advisers to discuss a multifaceted approach to defeating the group.

The meeting comes as the United States bombs targets in and around the city of Sirte, indicating an expansion of the the U.S.-led coalition's military mission against ISIS.

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