Shekau, Abu Bakr
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Boko Haram Video Attacks Democracy, Warns Muslims from Participating in Elections

The Nigeria-based Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," released a video attacking democracy and warning Muslims from participating in elections.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Boko Haram Releases Video of Beheading "Apostates," Training, and Presenting War Spoils from Boboshe Raid; Shows Shekau Speech

The Nigeria-based Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or "Boko Haram," released a video featuring a speech from its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, and showing the beheading of "apostates," fighter training, and war spoils from a recent raid in Boboshe.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Boko Haram Leader Shekau Declares IS Will Remain in West Africa in Video

Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram”) declared to leaders of West African governments in a video speech that the Islamic State (IS) will remain in the region, and under his local command.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Boko Haram Leader Shekau Insists to Maintain Leadership Over IS Division in Nigeria

Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram"), insisted in his latest video appearance that he remains the leader of the Islamic State’s (IS) West Africa Province.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Boko Haram Leader Shekau Declares in Video that Group Remains Despite Buhari Claiming Otherwise

Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram"), appeared in a video rejecting claims by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that the group is defeated.

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Friday, 30 December 2016
Boko Haram Leader Rejects Rumors of Injury or Death, Defends Against Criticism in Video Speech

Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram"), gave a video speech in Arabic rejecting rumors of his injury or death, and defending his group against charges of infidel-branding all Muslims unjustly.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016
"Boko Haram" Fighter Challenges IS' Appointment of Barnawi, Threatens Nigeria to Take War to Capital

A fighter in Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram") acting as a spokesman, challenged the Islamic State (IS) appointing Abu Musab al-Barnawi as its local leader, effectively replacing Abu Bakr Shekau, and threatened Nigeria that the fighters will take the war to the capital, Abuja.

Monday, 08 August 2016
"Boko Haram" Leader Shekau Appears in New Video, Vows America and Nigeria Will be Defeated

Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram"), appeared in a new video challenging reports of his death and vowing that America and Nigeria will be "defeated".

Sunday, 07 August 2016
Abu Bakr Shekau Criticizes IS' West Africa "Governor" in Alleged Audio, Exposes Rift in Group

In an Arabic and Hausa audio speech attributed to Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad ("Boko Haram") criticized the man the Islamic State (IS) selected to lead West Africa Province and exposed a rift within the group.

Thursday, 04 August 2016
Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr Shekau, head of the Nigeria-based jihadi group Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad, or what is known as Boko Haram, pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 09 March 2015
Boko Haram Leader Speaks on Baga Attack, Condemns Depiction of Muhammad by Charlie Hebdo

Boko Haram released a video of its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, speaking about the group’s attacks in the Nigerian town of Baga and condemning the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Boko Haram Leader Abu Bakr Shekau Expresses Joy for Charlie Hebdo Attack

Boko Haram released a visual speech from its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, expressing joy for the attack at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Boko Haram Leader Addresses Captive Girls, Demands Prisoner Exchange

Abu Bakr Shekau, leader of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadi group affirmed that his organization kidnapped over 300 girls captured from a school in Chibok, Nigeria and announced his willingness to exchange the girls for prisoners.

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Monday, 12 May 2014
Ansar al-Muslimeen (Ansaru) Denounces Boko Haram

In a statement attributed to the leader of Ansar al-Muslimeen (Ansaru), the Nigeria-based jihadi group disavowed Boko Haram and denounced it for killing and displacing Muslims.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Ansar al-Muslimeen Leader Criticizes Boko Haram, Greets al-Qaeda Officials in Eid al-Adha Speech

The leader of the Nigeria-based jihadi group Ansar al-Muslimeen criticized Boko Haram for its attacks in the towns of Baga and Benisheik, and greeted al-Qaeda officials in a message for Eid al-Adha 2013.

Friday, 15 November 2013
Boko Haram Releases Videos of Firearm Training, Speech from Leader

Boko Haram, or "Jama'a Ahl al-Sunnah lil Da'wa wal Jihad," a Nigeria-based jihadist group, released three videos, one containing a speech by its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, and the other two showing fighters participating in firearm training exercises.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013
Boko Haram Leader Expresses Solidarity with Al-Qaeda-Affiliates, Fighters

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram released a video speech from its leader, Abu Bakr Shekau, expressing his group's solidarity with al-Qaeda-affiliates in Afghanistan, Iraq, North Africa, Somalia and Yemen, and threatening Nigerian security forces with death.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Jihadist Predicts Future Strategies of Boko Haram in Nigeria

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Analyzing the current situation in Nigeria vis-à-vis Boko Haram and its conflict with the Nigerian government, a jihadist predicted what the group's future military strategies might be against Nigerian and Western targets.

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Thursday, 23 February 2012
Boko Haram Leader Addresses Nigerian President, Explains Motivations

Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram, addressed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in a video speech and explained the group's motivations for its actions. 

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Friday, 13 January 2012
AQIM Distributes Eid al-Fitr Message from Boko Haram Leader

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a message from the leader of Boko Haram, a militant Nigerian group, urging Muslims to prepare for jihad in defense of their faith and to hold to principles of Islamic law.  

Tuesday, 05 October 2010
Boko Haram Leader Gives Condolences for Slain ISI Leaders

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An Arabic-language message attributed to the leader of Boko Haram, a militant Nigerian group, offering condolences for slain top officials of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), was posted on the Ansar al-Mujahideen jihadist forum on July 11, 2010.  

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Tuesday, 13 July 2010