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BREAKING: Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Boka Haram ISIS Merger Officially Approved

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

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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.

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

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.

IS took control of large swathes of territory in eastern Syria and across northern and western Iraq last year.

The group aims to establish a “caliphate”, a state ruled by a single political and religious leader according to Islamic law, or Sharia. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim.

In the audio message posted on Saturday, the Boko Haram leader purportedly said: “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph… and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity….(read more)

BBCNews

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