Boko Haram release video showing execution of two soldiers and a policeman


Boko Haram has released a video showing the execution of two soldiers and a policeman, posted online late Monday by the Islamic State group propaganda agency, Amaq.

The video was made by a branch of Boko Haram that has sworn allegiance to IS known as the Islamic State Group in West Africa.

Its release came days after the terrorists announced the kidnapping of 14 people including two aid workers and, according to them, six members of the security forces.

It shows three men in plain clothes kneeling in a field, introducing themselves as members of the Nigerian security forces before masked men opened fire on them shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).

One of the three victims introduced himself as a police sergeant, saying the terrorists had “captured” him when he was on his way to Maiduguri.

Those abducted last Wednesday included two Red Cross workers.

ISWAP claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, saying six members of the Nigerian security forces were among the hostages.

The decade-long insurgency in Nigeria has claimed some 35,000 lives and displaced about two million from their homes in the northeast region of the Country.