Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has already pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Now he is solidifying the alliance. “Boko Haram: Terrorist group changes name to ‘Islamic State in West Africa,’” by ‘Jola Sotubo, Pulse, April 23, 2015:
According to reports, Boko Haram has changed its name to ‘Islamic State in West Africa.’
The group is said to have released new photos of its members and announced its new name, BBC Africa reports.
Boko Haram pledged its allegiance to fellow terrorist group, Islamic State (ISIS) in March 2015.
ISIS accepted the pledge and encouraged members to extend operations to West Africa.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has said that the terrorists within the country have run out of arms and ammunition.