The reunion came a few weeks after the leader of the Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, reportedly committed suicide to avoid being captured by the ISWAP.
In a 13-minute video released on Saturday, June 25th, 2021, fighters from both groups reconciled and pledged to work together against the Nigerian Army.The fighters were seen chanting solidarity songs as they placed their hands on top of one another in the video.
The terrorists pledged their support and loyalty to the new leader as they spoke Arabic, Hausa, English and Fulfude in the clip.
The terrorists confirmed that the Nigerian authorities created division among them, but they are now back as one.
They thanked the new leader for bringing the two groups together again. They promised not to disregard his orders and commands.
They promised to continue fighting the military and anyone against their ideology.
ISWAP broke out from Shekau's faction of Boko Haram in 2016, alleging that the late terrorist leader was corrupt.
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