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Amadou Koufa

Terror organization: Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM)

Status: One of the top deputies to Iyad Ag Ghali, the leader of the JNIM. Has the rank of Emir.

Radical preacher and a senior member in Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an Al Qaeda affiliate active in the Sahel region of Africa.

Role: Koufa is one of the top deputies to Iyad Ag Ghali, the leader of JNIM, a group which has repeatedly attacked soldiers and civilians in Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso. Koufa’s popularity came in part from his mastery of radio as a tool for communication in his native Fulani language. In January 2015, Koufa founded and led the militant group Macina Liberation Front (FLM), which went on to claim responsibility for several attacks in central and southern Mali. “Fulani movement” is the common name for his troops who were originally his audience at his radio show.

Location: Unknown, most likely in Lebanon or Brazil

Also Known As: Amadou Diallo

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