The Federal Government of Nigeria has denied any form of a bond between Boko Haram & ISIS.
This comes after reports that the insurgent group had pledged their allegiance to the ISIS.
“It can best be described as an act of sympathy and desperation by the sect to be identifying with ISIS; it is unacceptable,” said coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri.
“We wish to state that there is no evidence that the IS operates in Nigeria and the latest attempt by Boko Haram to identify with the group is an act of desperation aimed at seeking attention and possible assistance from outside in the face of the crushing defeat they are suffering in the hands of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other regional collaborators.”
“The fact of the matter is that Nigeria and her neighbours are pushing the insurgents away from their strongholds, capturing many of them and destroying several of their facilities,” he said.