ISIS accepts Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance

Boko Haram

The jihadist group, ISIS, has accepted a pledge of allegiance from its Nigerian counterpart, Boko Haram.

In an audio message that has yet to be verified, a man who claimed to be the spokesperson for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, said the group’s aim of establishing a caliphate has now been expanded to West Africa, the BBC reported.

The move followed a pledge of allegiance by Boko Haram to ISIS last week, as the Nigerian militant group faced increased military onslaught in recent weeks.

In an earlier audio, the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, said his group was reaching out to ISIS based on divine provisions in the Holy Quran, and as directed by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad.

He said every Muslim must have a leader or risks dying in ignorance.

While Boko Haram seeks to create an Islamic caliphate in the north eastern part of Nigeria, ISIS is pushing a similar agenda in Iraq and Syria. ISIS also has a deadly presence now in Libya.

Boko Haram has recently suffered massive casualties following a reinvigorated onslaught from the combined armed forces of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

Although Shekau did not mention the current onslaught against his group, he said there was need for unity between the two groups.

“In submission to the order of Allah “Azzawa Jal”, and submission to the order of the prophet peace be upon him to not separate from each other and to stay united as ummah as Jamaa’ah,” he said.

“We announce our allegiance to the caliph of the Muslims, Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini al-Qurashi and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity, in hardship and ease, and to endure being discriminated against, and not to dispute about rule with those in power, except in case of evident infidelity regarding that which there is a proof from Allah,” he said.

In the ISIS tape, a spokesperson who described himself as Mohammed al-Adnani – says: “We announce to you to the good news of the expansion of the caliphate to West Africa because the caliph… has accepted the allegiance of our brothers of the Sunni group for preaching and the jihad”.

The spokesman also urged Muslims to join militants in West Africa. He rejected suggestions that Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition have recently had a series of victories against IS in Iraq and Syria, the BBC said.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Let them keep fooling each other!

    Both will inevitably be wiped off as the scum they really are.

    It is a question of time. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.

  • 1MASK01

    I don’t know the working of their minds but, me think you can’t expand your religion by killing those who are practicing the same religion. Both groups are terrorizing areas that are inhabited by, predominantly, miuslims.

    • Otile

      My friend, you are either a true Muslim or not, you cannot be half and half blowing hot and cold. Imam Shekau is playing by the book of the Holy Qu-ran, that is why both Sultan and Buhari have not condemned his actions in strong terms. Don’t you see how Imam Buhari attacks Jonathan voraciously, boldly, and vocally?

      • 1MASK01

        I don’t really like replying on comments because sometimes people use insulting languages but let me however highlight these points to you. there is nowhere in the Qur’an that mentioned muslims should kill fellow muslims in the name of spreading the God’s words. also both Sultan and Buhari have been condemning activities of Boko Haram right from the beginning of the insurgency, I can remember the popular footage that NTA have been using where the Sultan said the “the Good people must come together to overcome the evil ones.” Buhari/aides and Jonathan/aides have been attacking each other for political issues, both sides are guilty of that. That is their issues, am talking about Boko Haram and ISIS here.

        • Otile

          You see, when the Sultan said “the Good people must come together to overcome the evil ones” he did not have Imam Shekau and his boys in mind. Show me where he has ever mentioned Imam Shekau by name. When he makes reference to the evil ones, everybody knows he is talking about robbers, adulterers, rapists and infidels, and you know it too.

          The Sultan being a true Muslim leader I don’t expect him to condemn Imam Shekau for that would contradict the teachings of the Holy Qu-ran.

          Try to read the Hadith, you will begin to understand what I am talking about.

      • blueeyedkitten

        when will you ever make sense in your life? it is this same…. kind of…. mindset of yours, that lead people to join boko haram and isis. the mindset of: never succumbing to superior arguments, even when it is very glaring that you’re wrong, and self righteousness. this are all the ingredients of extremism. and you have the manifestations all over comments. you’re another boko haram waiting to happen.

        • Mart

          Thank you for ur reply to otile. He is such a misfortune to existence.

          • Otile

            Don’t thank him. He did not reply me anything. All he did was to condemn what he does not understand,

            What does misfortune to existence mean? You think you can gather some high-sounding words and juxtapose them to make a point. The English language doesn’t work that way.

        • Otile

          Have you read the Holy Qu-ran? What is Imam Shekau doing that is not stipulated in the Holy Book? I don’t think you are a Muslim yourself, hence you don’t understand.

          • blueeyedkitten

            i dont think you’ve ever seen the Holy Qur’an….. not to talk of reading it. and even if you’ve read it, you definitely read it upside down, exactly the way shekau has been reading it.

      • mart

        U are a bunch of misfortune to human existence. Terrorist.

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    The Sunnis can go to hell for all I care. When it’d become sufficiently clear to the world that there is a real war, then the life of every heretic Sunni would be up for grabs. There will be no rock in which to hide your Sunni hide when that time comes. That would be the solemn lesson for those who have chosen to disturb the sleep of this world, Ameen

  • Born To rule

    This shows that the Boko haram have really suffered heavy casualties and are nearing their extinction. this was the same thing they did when they pledged their allegiance to Al Qaeda when they saw that the military was killing them in droves. now they are indirectly seeking help and support from these deadly ISIS to come to their rescue in Nigeria. ISIS is also facing heavy defeat and casualties in Syria and Iraq and I wonder if they would ever have time to come to Boko haram aid. We will soon know the real sponsors of these animals after Boko haram ha been totally defeated.

  • Khalifa

    If book harram like , let them pledge allegiance not to IS IS alone , but also to Abc to z , they will be destroyed insha Allah , because they are just misguided elements who is pretending to be fighting for Islam .

  • A vote for APC is a vote for boko haram

  • blueeyedkitten

    isis and boko haram are nothing but outlaws. they should be punished according to the law. bunch of retards!

  • Dankasa

    So now the so called Shikau (who have been reincarnating from the death several times) have an escape route (of cause designed by the same government that claimed to arrest him alive soonest) to ISIS heaven i.e. places like Syria, Iraq, Lebanon etc ko? All these Nollywood-script-like stories are handiwork of PDP handlers and very soon the truth about all these Boko Haram will be revealed and be in our handsets. Just recently the US who know better about the ISIS and of cause know the reason behind it strongly disagreed with this government on same issue but these handlers are insisting on it, what a big gimmick??? Jona, the blood of innocent people all the distraction will not go like that ooO!