The extremist terror group in a new video sworn allegiance to the Islamic state of Syria and the Levant after declaring Gwoza town in north eastern Nigeria part of the Islamic caliphate.
In a video recently obtained, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau speaking in both Arabic and Hausa declared the town part of the caliphate and Al Baghdadi his supreme Khalifa.
The Nigeria military through the defense headquarters has responded saying “That claim is empty. The sovereignty & territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact. Any group of terrorists laying claim to any portion of the country will not be allowed to get away with that expression of delusion and crime.Appropriate military operations to secure that Area from the activities of the Bandits is still ongoing”.
Source: AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, NIGERIA DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS AND VIDEO FROM SAHARATV RETRIEVED AND EMBEDDED FROM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl4IgD–nKg 25TH AUGUST 2014.