Boko Haram swears formal allegiance to ISIS, report says

March 7, 2015 9:39 PM

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Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram Islamic extremists have pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group in a message allegedly by the Nigerian insurgent leader posted on Twitter and reported by the SITE Intelligence monitoring service.

The unverified pledge posted Saturday comes as the Nigerian militants reportedly are massing in a northeastern town for a showdown with a multinational force that has dislodged them from a score of towns in recent weeks.

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