ISWAP: Terrorist Group Releases Video of 11 Christian Captives’ Execution

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released a 56 seconds video showing the killing of 11 Christians abducted from Borno State some weeks ago.

The 56-second video was released on December 26 and produced by the ISIS “news agency” Amaq. The video was filmed in an unidentified outdoor area. One captive in the middle was shot dead while the other ten were pushed to the ground and beheaded.

Recall that fighters of the ISWAP, a Boko Haram splinter group, abducted the captives from different parts of Borno State in October.

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ISIS had that said the killing was part of its recently declared campaign to “avenge” the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a United States raid in Syria in October.

Ahmad Salkida, a conflict journalist, known for monitoring of terrorist activities in Nigeria’s northeast, claimed on Boxing Day that the 11 captives were executed on Christmas Day.

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“The terrorist group claimed that they spared the lives of two persons that appeared in the earlier video, but
did not give their names. However, a careful assessment of the video revealed that Suwaiba Kashimu from
Nasarawa State, and one other male, were not amongst those killed on Christmas. If this is the
case, not all 11 of the victims are Christians as claimed by the group; there were three Muslims and 10
Christians that appeared in the captured video on the 17th December,” Salkida disclosed this on his website @

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