US supported Lake Chad governments in the fight against Boko Haram under the Obama administration.
Contested Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a video released in October 2016YouTube
A faction of the Nigeria-based terror group Boko Haram has warned US president-elect Donald Trump that “the war has just begun”. The faction leader, Abubakar Shekau, made the comment in an audio recording posted on social media on Sunday (13 November 2016), according to Nigerian media.
“Do not be overwhelmed by people like Donald Trump and the global coalition fighting our brethren in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and everywhere. We remain steadfast on our faith and we will not stop. To us, the war has just begun,” Shekau was quoted by the Sahara Reporters website as saying.