Breaking: Boko Haram Joins Islamic State – Slaughters 54 People in Nigeria

A Middle East reporter and a terror watch group are reporting the terrorist group Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group based in Nigeria, issued a statement Saturday announcing its fealty to the Islamic Caliphate established by Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi variously known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh. ISIS is based in Iraq and Syria.

Rita Katz, Director of Site Intelligence Group reported the statement by Boko Haram on Twitter:


“#BokoHaram released a video pledging allegiance to #ISIS and its leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi”


“#BokoHaram,Shekau:”We announce our allegiance to the Caliph…& will hear & obey in times of difficulty & prosperity””


“Shekau: “We pledge because there is no cure of the dissimilarity that Ummah have except Caliphate, we also call all the Muslims to join us””

Jenan Moussa, a reporter for Al Aan TV confirmed the announcement by Boko Haram:


“Just now: Boko Haram pledges allegiance to “the Caliph of the Muslims Abu Bakr Al- Baghdadi” #ISIS @akhbar”

The Boko Haram group slaughtered around 54 people in a series of suicide bomb blasts in Nigeria today.
FOX News reported:

Suspected Boko Haram bombers killed at least 54 people and wounded 143 in a series of bloody suicide attacks Saturday in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

The blasts occurred over four hours in locations from a busy fish market to a crowded bus station in the city, which is located in the northeast region of the country, Police Commissioner Element Adoda said.

Witnesses reported scenes of gore with mangled bodies and injured victims lying on the ground.

Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Islamic extremist group. The Nigerian military drove Boko Haram out of the city last year.

The deadliest blast occurred at the bustling Baga fish market, where at least 18 people were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a rickshaw taxi near the entrance.

“I saw many dead bodies lying on the ground, many dead, and several others badly injured,” fish seller Idi Idrisa said.

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