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Boko Haram ‘It’s no longer easy to differentiate sect from ISIS,’ French President says

Hollande made the comments while receiving Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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French President, Francois Hollande, on Monday, September 14, 2015, said that it had become difficult to differentiate Nigerian terrorist sect, Boko Haram from its Middle-Eastern counterpart, the Islamic State (ISIS).

President Muhammadu Buhari and French counterpart, Francois Hollande play

President Muhammadu Buhari and French counterpart, Francois Hollande

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Hollande made the comments while receiving Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in France on September 14, 2015 play

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in France on September 14, 2015

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“The fight against Boko Haram is the fight against Daesh,” he said, referring to the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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“It is no longer possible to distinguish terrorism from regions. It’s the same terrorism inspired by the same death ideology. To fight Boko Haram is to fight Daesh, and we can no longer single out terrorism according to regions. It is the same terrorism, inspired by the same ideology of death,” he added.

Boko Haram reinstates allegiance to ISIS with new video play

Boko Haram reinstates allegiance to ISIS with new video

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Boko Haram had earlier announced an alliance with ISIS in March 2015 and rechristened itself the Islamic State in West Africa.

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