Boko Haram rebels mulling allegiance to IS
By Khaama Press - Mon Feb 23 2015, 10:57 am
Site Intel Group which collects news and information from insurgent sources quotes a media outlet connected to the armed rebels Boko Haram in West Africa as mulling a possible allegiance to the Islamic States (IS).
Site Intel Group quoting Afriqiyah Media, a media group that publishes information regarding insurgents, as stating that the group’s Shura (Council) is conducting a study over the possible allegiance to the IS under the leadership of Abu Bakar Albaghdadi.
The group has killed thousands of people in West Africa with at least 2, 000 killed during a single attack in Nigeria in 2014.
The group has also carried out several other deadly attacks in Nigeria and is blamed for also using kids in their attacks.
Yesterday a seven years old girl carried out a suicide attack in a market area in the town of Potiskum in Nigerial killing herself and five others.
Boko Haram has also kidnapped at least 500 girls and women during raids in Nigerian towns and villages.
During one attack in April 2014 the militant group kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in Chibok town of Borno state in Nigeria and later claimed that all of the girls have converted to Islam and are married to the group’s fighters.