Abubakar Shekau, the depraved leader of notorious terror group Boko Haram has reacted to the emergence of Donald Trump as the President of the United States with a warning that “the war has just begun” against the West.
According to AFP, in an audio message posted on YouTube on Sunday evening, Shekau said:
The ferocious Islamic death cult, which is waging a seven-year-old uprising against the Nigerian state, seeks to establish a hard-line caliphate.
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.