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The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that “the war has just begun” against the West.

“Do not be overwhelmed by people like Donald Trump and the global coalition fighting our brethren in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and everywhere,” Abubakar Shekau said in an audio message posted on YouTube late Sunday.

“We remain steadfast on our faith and we will not stop,” he said in the hour-long message. “To us, the war has just begun.”

Boko Haram is waging a seven-year-old uprising against the Nigerian state that has claimed more than 20,000 lives, with the insurgency spilling over the West African nation’s borders into neighbouring states.

Boko Haram, which last year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, has been in the grip of a power struggle since late last year.

The IS high command said in August that Shekau had been replaced as leader by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the 22-year-old son of Boko Haram’s founder Mohammed Yusuf.

Shekau claims he is still in charge, however, as rival factions vie for control.

During a visit to Nigeria in August, US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the government for reclaiming swathes of territory and releasing thousands of hostages from Boko Haram, while warning against the use of excessive force to fight extremists.

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  1. Remnant of Boko Haram as claimed by Nig govt via its mouthpiece Lai Mohammed, Boko Haram has been tactically defeated, and they are still holding their ground.....this administration should tell their citizenry the truth abt BH boys....
    I have completely lost hope in this government
    Change Buhari..
    Change Aisha..
    Change Okorocha...
    Change Tinubu..
    APC is a BIG SCAM

    1. You have lost hope. I completely understand. I have a suggestion. Go and jump in the lagoon or find a transformer and connect a few wires and cables together with your bare hands. By the time you are done, you'll feel a lot better.

    2. Someone should jump into the lagoon and find transformer. You well at all? Or transformers are found in ur village lagoons? Alika.

  2. You lost hope in yourself.

  3. You lost hope in yourself.


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