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Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State – reports

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posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 02:22 PM

The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, according to reports citing an audio message.

The message, published on Boko Haram’s Twitter account cannot be immediately verified. According to reports, it was likely to have been recorded by the group’s leader.


Wow, that is somthing. looking at the area's controlled they seem to be a large group.

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 02:27 PM
Yeah I saw this as well on BBC looks like they have sworn a Bay'ah towards the leadership of IS. It will be interesting to see how this will play out, it could just be symbolic or it could mean that now the leaders of IS will take direct control over Booko Haram providing them with support and direction which would change the structure of both groups. In recent months IS has take allegiances from groups all over the middle east, the beast is growing.
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posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 02:33 PM
well this was predictable wasn't it.

now what?

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 02:38 PM
Intresting the WIKI has changed

Part of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

They have 7-10 thousand members

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 02:54 PM
Page has been updated with more info ( link in op )

Boko Haram now controls an area the size of Slovakia.

Will be intresting to see what happens.

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 03:08 PM
a reply to: EvilBat

The Boko's badly need ME validation and money if they are to grow

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 03:10 PM
a reply to: EvilBat

I guess they are letting them build up their forces until they are big enough to call for UN invasion forces and total control of north Africa and the ME.

Its good for the economy you know.

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 03:11 PM
There goes my summer family vacation plans...............

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 03:12 PM
I still say we have to act now because this is not just a threat to the middle east and africa, this a threat to the world.
God knows how many isis followers are living in the uk, waiting to strike.

If we don't act soon, it will be too late. Why are we not on the ground in the middle east? This threat is worse than the threat in Afghanistan. All western countries should unite against this threat. But thats easier said than done i guess.

I don't know, i don't like militery conflict, wars etc, but i have a bad feeling about this, that this could turn into something nasty

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 03:52 PM
a reply to: Jay-morris

this, that this could turn into something nasty

Word to the wise
Id get the fek out of Brighton if it does kick off

posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:05 PM
ok, wipe them out too.

this IS cancer starts developing metastasis...

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