Boko Haram Releases New Video, Reaffirms Allegiance To ISIS (Photos)
Boko Haram militants have released a new video in which they pledged
allegiance to Islamic State and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
An unidentified member of the group who spoke in both Arabic and
heavily accented Hausa, said that Boko Haram, also known as IS West
Africa Province, was still under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, who
hasn’t appeared in a video since February.
The man denied recent claims by the Nigerian military that some
members of the terrorist group had surrendered to the army.
He also denied claims by the military that a number of women and
children abducted by Boko Haram had been rescued.
He said the troops had failed on the battle front and were now resorting
to a media campaign to rubbish the insurgents.
He ended by saying the violent campaign by the group would not be derailed