The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has appointed a new leader for the Boko haram sect to replace Abubakar Shekau.
Boko haram had pledged allegiance to the Islamic state.
The Islamic state in its latest magazine, named Musah Al-barnawi as the new leader of the sect.
The new leader in a Boko haram video clip released in January last year had introduced himself as the sect spokesman.
The former leader, Shekau, has not made a verified appearance in video since the last one he featured in August 2015.