Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIL

The leader of Boko Haram urged Muslims everywhere to pledge allegiance to ISIL

Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Boko Haram group has pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIL group which controls territories in both Iraq and Syria.

"In submission to the order of Allah and submission to the order of the prophet to stay united as ummah we announce our allegiance to the caliph of the Muslims Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Jamaat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Daawah wal-Jihad, the name by which Boko Haram refers to itself, said in a poorly recorded audio posted online.

"We will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity; hardship and ease. We pledge because there is no cure of the dissimilarity that ummah has except caliphate. We call on Muslims everywhere to pledge allegiance to the caliph and support him" he pledged.

Boko Haram groups in several countries, including Egypt and Libya, have pledged allegiance to ISIL, which now controls large areas in Iraq and Syria.

Since 2009, Nigeria has battled a fierce Boko Haram insurgency that has ravaged the country's volatile northeast and left thousands dead.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Mart 2015, 10:47
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