By Michael Mitchell
Nigerian Gen. Lamidi Oyebayo Adeosun, commander of a joint African force battling Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area, echoed Bolduc’s concerns, saying officials are attempting to learn more about the relationship.
Adeosun, according to The Independent, a United Kingdom newspaper, revealed the discovery at a meeting with American diplomats and security officials.
He added that the Boko Haram chiefs are presently are undergoing interrogation.
A bird was seen in one of the pictures with an explosive device strapped to its back for demonstrating “a lot of ingenuity” for the supposed attack.
USA and Nigerian military officials said an increase in collaboration between the Islamic State and the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is “cause for alarm” for a wide swath of north and central Africa.
The ISIS group are said to also use chickens to carry out bomb blasts in Syria.
There was speculation that they could be resorting to increasingly weird means of destruction while running out of ammunition but the account could not be verified.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, had, in two seperate statements released yesterday said a large ammunition cache were also recovered.
Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, made a pledge of allegiance to Isis in March a year ago and released a message, urging its fellow sub-Saharan Jihadists to do the same, further increasing the group’s reach.
During the previous year, Boko Haram was on the offensive, controlling 14 local governments across northeast Nigeria but since then, the military has succeeded in recovering most of the territory from the sect.
The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of four men suspected to be specialized in illegal trades and other criminal activities to sustain the Boko Haram terrorists.