The USA government report said that ISIS and Al Qaeda had penetrated Mali, Northern Burkina Faso where they attacked infrastructure, took out local government and security forces, thereby controlling the local economy and the population.
And they planned to move further to Southern Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal and West Africa. These Islamist groups have started integrating and reestablishing themselves without attracting attention says the US- African Commander on special duties.
We should realise that these terrorist groups have affiliates and African roots and connections who feed them with information.
The USA said, it will continue to partner with Nigeria in sharing intelligence as this is absolutely vital in order to alert Nigeria with the understanding of what these terrorist groups are doing.
The report further said that for international efforts to yield positive results in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, the government must act proactively by taking the lead.