Deutsche Welle quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the origins of Boko Haram and their potential alliance with ISIS:

In August 2014, Boko Haram declared it was reviving an ancient Islamic caliphate that spilled across colonial era borders in a move copying ISIS.

But J. Peter Peter Pham, director of the US-based Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, said Boko Haram’s brutality, including beheadings and enslavement predated that of ISIS.

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