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Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 10:23 PM

The Nigerian Muslim militant group Boko Haram has just pledged its allegiance with the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS) to enforce sharia law in northern Nigeria.

The BBC News reports that, "Militant group Boko Haram has said it has set up an Islamic state in the towns and villages it has seized in north-eastern Nigeria. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was speaking in a video released to congratulate his fighters for seizing the town of Gwoza earlier this month."

Shekau is quoted as saying that, "Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic state,.

According to the BBC, "Thousands of people have been killed, mostly in north-eastern Nigeria, since 2009 when Boko Haram began its insurgency. Gwoza, which had 265,000 residents in the last census, is the biggest town under Boko Haram control."

Boko Haram has also posted YouTube videos of terrorists shooting Christians.

To read the entire article from the BBC News, link here:

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