Nigeria’s Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement.

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

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.

In the past Boko Haram is thought to have had links with al-Qaeda.

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  • BillyHW

    What new robots have the Japanese invented today?

  • occupant 9

    Darn! Now neither of these groups have anything to do with Islam.

  • Canadian

    What a surprise!

  • Doug Kursk

    The local Lions club will be saddened by this news…they had such high hopes…

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    I, for one, hope that ISIS accepts Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance, in the hopes that it leads to any coverage by the liberal Western media of the giant pile of dead Nigerians that Boko Haram achieves on a daily basis.

  • dingoatemybaby

    holy crap is that andre 3000 from outkast!
    well im not listening to his music anymore