An online video posted this week purportedly shows Boko Haram fighters using the logo “Islamic State in West Africa.”
In the video, a militant accuses countries fighting Boko Haram of lying about the extent of their success in pushing back the group.
The video comes just days after newly inaugurated President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to make fighting Boko Haram a top priority, an issue that he discussed with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who attended the inauguration last Friday.
It is that change in leadership last week that analysts say could breathe new life into US. efforts to assist the country in fighting Boko Haram, by giving the countries a chance to reset relations that had become strained under former President Goodluck Jonathan.