ISIS Expands Into West Africa, Welcoming Boko Haram AllegianceA grim report is coming to West Africa as Reports indicate that ISIS has expanded its reach and now has come into this region after it accepted a pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has killed and kidnapped thousands of people over more than a decade of terrorizing Nigeria, according to an ISIS audio released Thursday. Sources indicate that In the audio, which was verified by Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News consultant, a spokesman says ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi congratulated Boko Haram on joining the radical terrorist movement that controls parts of Syria and Iraq. FULL REPORT