“Our mission is to establish an Islamic caliphate [in Nigeria].”Associated Press, “Boko Haram leader: ‘The battle is just beginning,’” USA Today, December 31, 2016, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/12/31/boko-haram-leader-battle-just-beginning/96034042/.
Abubakar Shekau, video message released on YouTube, December 29, 2016
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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