Tag: ISIL

As ISIL Names New Boko Haram Leader, Nigerian Military Reacts

Militant group, Islamic State of Syria and the Lavent, ISIL, has named a new leader for its West African affiliate, Boko Haram, the BBC is reporting. According to the report, ISIL announced Abu Musa Albarnawi as Boko Haram leader in its new magazine without saying anything about the group’s known[Read More…]

Boko Haram Sect Has A Close Link With The Islamic State of Iraq And The Levant, ISIL Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the Boko Haram sect has a close link with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Buhari said this at the presidential villa in Abuja[Read More…]

Tahiru Sherriff: Is Boko Harams Allegiance A Sign Of Imminent Defeat

When Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau made a pledge to ISIL with the words “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph …and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity”, admist speculations that the group was speedily loosing recruits and territories to the MNJTF, an unanswered question lingered:[Read More…]