CAIRO: The Foreign Ministry “deeply condemned” Monday the actions of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, emphasizing the importance of confronting all terrorist groups with no exceptions.
Ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty assured in a press release published on the ministry’s website that the Egyptian government believes in the importance of all countries’ coordination to put an end to terrorism.
On Saturday night, Boko Haram released an audio recording announcing that they are pledging alliance to the Islamic state (IS) and their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
A number of armed groups have pledged allegiance to IS, including Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Sinai, as well as groups in Libya.
Last week, Boko Haram released a video in which they show two men being beheaded after forcing them to say that they took money from authorities to spy on them.
The militants, led by Abubakar Shekau, have been killing and kidnapping civilians since 2009 aiming to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria.