In a chilling video on Friday by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau called for fellow terrorists to "kill, slaughter and abduct all the infidels... and detonate bombs everywhere."
The video proved he was alive after the Nigerian government reported that he had been fatally wounded in airstrikes against terrorist positions.
"I am here, well and alive," he said.
He then emphasized that the war to oust Boko Haram is just beginning after the army announced the capture of its last major stronghold in the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria's northeast.
"The battle is just beginning," Shekau chillingly said.
"You should not be telling lies to the people," he said, referring to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Boko Haram are aligned to ISIS, in which they made a decision to try and oust Shekau from his position.
"People should know we are still around," he said.