Boko haram coup :5 reason why abubakar shekau was sacked as boko haram leader

Abubakar Shekau has been accused of deviating from the principles of Jihad.
ISIS on Wednesday, August 3, announced Abu Musab al-Barnawi, as the new leader of Boko Haram
The emergence of Abu Musab al-Barnawi, a former spokesman for the group as leader, has been described as an act of betrayal by the group’s former leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Shekau, in the 10-minute 23-second audio message in Arabic and Hausa said he was deceived, but he will never stray from the ideology of the Jama’atu Ahl as-Sunnah li-Da’awati wal-Jihad which he said had a basis in the Quran.
Sequel to the crisis in Boko Harm,  compiles 5 likely reasons why Abubakar Shekau was ousted as leader of the group.
1. High handedness of Shekau
According to a famous journalist, Ahmed Halkida, who has been following Boko Haram since its emergence, the high handedness of Shekau was one of the reasons why he was toppled as leader of the sect.
Shekau has been accused killing off his fighters under the slightest excuses without investigating their alleged crimes.
He has also been accused of sometimes extending his brutal punishment to family members of Boko Haram fighters all in a bid to teach his followers a lesson.
2. Opposition to ISIS
Following the death of Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau took over the mantle of leadership of the sect, dictating helms of affairs unchallenged.
After the group pledged allegiance to ISIS, Shekau still wanted to keep a tight grip on the sect.
Shekau was reported to have opposed ISIS advisers sent to train his fighters and drove them away. This made him lose the support of ISIS.
3. Conflict of Ideas
The ideological differences between Abubakar Shekau and some members of the Boko Haram sect was another reason that led to Shekau’s ouster. Boko Harm under the leadership of Shekau carried out bombings at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, Mosques and other places of worship which some Boko Haram fighters were opposed to.
The kidnap of the Chibok school girls in 2014 by Boko Haram also portrayed the sect as a ruthless group known for attacking hapless targets.
4. Straying from their principles of Jihad
The deposed Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has been accused by some fighters of straying from the goals of the group which is to purse an Islamic caliphate in West Africa.
Some aggrieved members of the sect accuse Shekau of completely derailing completely from the ideology of the sect as prescribed by the principles of Jihad.
5. Shekau is not a descendant of Yusuf
Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new leader of Boko Haram as announced by ISIS, is reported to be the son of late Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram who was extra-judicially murdered by the Nigerian police in 2009.
Barnawi’s blood link to Yusuf gives him an advantage over Shekau who has no blood ties to Yusuf.

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