Peril widens as Boko Haram and African Extremists embrace ISISThe fight against ISIS or the Islamic State just took a chilling turn as reports indicate that an oath of allegiance has been made from Boko Haram and the Nigeria-based militant group to the Islamic State on Saturday. This recent event reinforces Western fears that the terrorist group is growing beyond its base in Iraq and Syria. These worries have prompted American and allied commandos to rush to train African counterterrorism troops to fight extremists on the continent. The expanding effort here on the edge of the Sahara to fight militancies like Boko Haram comes as the group has kidnapped schoolgirls, slaughtered thousands of people, and now has expanded its attacks from Nigeria into Cameroon, Niger and Chad. FULL REPORT