The so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), which is an offshoot of IS, executed 11 Nigerian captives, the majority of whom were Christians. ISWAP said the execution was part of a campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and its spokesman.
#Amaq :On 26/12/2019
Terrorist of the #IslamicState in #WestAfrica #ISWAP executed Christians who had captured them in the past weeks in the region of #Borno in north-eastern #Nigeria! They shot him from behind and beheaded them according to the Amaq video! #Terrorism pic.twitter.com/Gnl6asDZeV
— WaronTerrorSocialMediaIntelligenceBusiness (@TerrorWaron) December 27, 2019
We kill them in vengeance of the deaths of our world leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The spokesman of the fighters, ISWAP released a video Thursday reportedly showing militants in the dark masks who slaughtered 11 blindfolded Christians.
According to a journalist, Ahmad Salkida the video was shot in an undisclosed outdoor area of Bornu State in Nigeria. “We killed them as retaliation for the killing of our members, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and (ISIS spokesman) Abul-Hasan al-Muhaiir, ‘” a member of the terrorist group press unit said.
The militant group’s video was reportedly produced by its own so-called news agency, Amaq, and was released the day after Christmas. The length of the video was 56 seconds with captions in Arabic.
— Dadiyata The Jonathanian (@The_Jonathanian) December 27, 2019