“Buhari is a liar and has deceived you. The army spokesman is also lying. We are alive, I am alive, this is my voice, more audible than it was before. This is Shekau. He and his footsoldiers always run helter-skelter whenever we come face to face with them... Buhari, you once claimed that you will crush us in three months. How can you crush us?”Agence France-Presse, “Boko Haram leader dismisses Nigerian military claims,” Yahoo News, September 19, 2015, http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-leader-dismisses-nigerian-military-claims-215252023.html.
Abubakar Shekau, audiotape released on social media, September 19, 2015
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 23, 2017, Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) attacked two separate police posts in Mali’s Segou region and ambushed a Malian vehicle near Tenenkou. The Malian military confirmed several casualties.
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