Why Boko Haram Wants To Join ISIS

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On March 7th, Boko Haram’s leader officially announced their intent to join with the Islamic State through an audio message. So why does Boko Haram want to join ISIS?

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What Does Boko Haram’s Pledge of Allegiance to ISIS Really Mean?
“Boko Haram has been signalling a shift towards the ISIS model for jihad – and group itself – for months, from displaying the militants’ black flags in videos to mirroring their rhetoric and tactics.”

Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to ISIL is a symptom of weakness, not strength
“The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group this weekend, just hours after it set off five bombs in busy areas of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria’s largest city, killing 54 people and injuring 146, according to local authorities.”

The rise of Nigeria’s Boko Haram
“Since 2009, an estimated 3,600 people have been killed in an insurgency launched by the group known as Boko Haram, which says it wants to establish an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria.”

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