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Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘pledges allegiance to ISIL’

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Nigeria’s armed group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which controls huge swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, Reuters has reported quoting the monitoring group SITE.

“We announce our allegiance to the Caliph … and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity,” SITE quoted Boko Haram as saying in a video purporting to be from the Nigerian rebel group. Al Jazeera

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