Boko Haram leader announces his allegiance to IS group

SHAFAQNA – Reports said that , Boko Haram militants, Abubakar Shekau, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group in an audio recording released Saturday. “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims, Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini al-Qurashi,” was released through Boko Haram’s Twitter account. Shekau spoke in Arabic, but the message contained French and English subtitles. Boko Haram has been waging a six-year uprising against the Nigerian state, which has claimed more than 13,000 lives.

Source : News Agencies

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