Reports suggest Boko Haram terrorists are reunited with the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of the insurgent group.
A 13-minute video released on Saturday and obtained by local media shows the gunmen placing “their hands atop one another, while chanting words of solidarity, to demonstrate their reuniting and togetherness.”
They pledged allegiance to one Aba Ibrahim Al-Hashimiyil AlKhuraishi, whom they unanimously called ‘Khalifan Muslimai’or “The Leader of all Muslims”.
The video further shows one of the insurgents thanking the new leader for bringing them together.
One of the speakers, quoted by blogger PR Nigeria, confirmed that the Nigerian intelligence played critical roles in creating divisions in their camps.
He said: “The enemies succeeded in dividing us, but we are now back.”
The development comes almost two months after their differences proved to be at the time unsolvable and led to the death of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader.