Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS: audio clip

March 8, 2015 8:31 AM

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Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS: audio clip

LONDON: Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance on Saturday to ISIS, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, according to an audio clip posted online.

The symbolic move highlights increased coordination between jihadi movements across north Africa and the Middle East and prompted an appeal from Nigeria's government for greater international help in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency.

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