Boko Haram Renames Itself ‘Islamic State In West Africa’

Boko Haram Renames Itself ‘Islamic State In West Africa’

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on April 23, 2015
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Firefighters extinguished a fire at the scene of a bomb blast at Terminus market in Jos, a city of one million people. Scores of people died in the blasts. (Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

According to the BBC, deadly Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has re-named itself Islamic State in West Africa. This follows the groups recent declaration of allegiance with Iraqi terrorist group, Islamic State.

The group also released new images of its fighters, even as Nigerian troops report the ‘final phase’ of the war to destroy Boko Haram and the killing yesterday, April 22, 2014 of a top Boko Haram commander in a forest in Borno.

Time Magazine name the terrorist group leader, Abubakar Shekau as one of its 100 Most Influential People of the year, alongside with General Muhammed Buhari.

Boko Haram has released new images of it’s fighters and are now calling itself Islamic State’s West Africa Province. In March, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Posted by BBC Africa on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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