Boko Haram changes name to 'Islamic State in West Africa'

According to reports, Boko Haram has changed its name to ‘Islamic State in West Africa.’

The group is said to have released new photos of its members and announced its new name, BBC Africa reports.

Boko Haram pledged its allegiance to fellow terrorist group, Islamic State (ISIS) in March 2015.

ISIS accepted the pledge and encouraged members to extend operations to West Africa.