Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Nigerian militant group, Boko Haram, has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, ISIS, according to an audio statement.

The message, which was not verified, was posted on Boko Haram’s Twitter account and appeared to be by Abubakar Shekau, the group’s leader.

In the audio message posted, the Boko Haram leader purportedly said, “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph… and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity.”

Boko Haram began a military campaign to impose Islamic rule in northern Nigeria in 2009. The conflict has since spread to neighbouring states.

It would be the latest in a series of groups to swear allegiance to IS.

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