By Chris Nomjov
Terror group, Boko Haram has demonstrated it’s pledged allegiance to higher sect, Islamic State (ISIS) by opting to address itself as the ‘Islamic State of West Africa’.
Reports from the BBC suggests that the sect released new images to introduce it’s name change.
It would be recalled that, on the 7th of March, Boko Haram applied to become part of fellow Islamist terror group, ISIS. Boko Haram, which has been fighting to establish Islamic rule through large-scale bombing and kidnappings, posted its offer online on that day.
Five days later, ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi congratulated Boko Haram on joining the radical terrorist movement; that controls parts of Syria and Iraq. In an audio message, Al-Baghdadi praised the group’s resolve to identify with its extremist stance and welcomed Shekau and his cohorts.