Boko Haram Releases First Beheading Video

Boko Haram Releases First Beheading Video

The Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has released its first video of a beheading since it pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Boko Haram Releases First Beheading Video
A Nigerian soldier is made to kneel in front of three militants after he was captured by Boko Haram PHOTO: DailyMail

The new video adopts many stylistic features of the hundreds of barbaric videos released by ISIS over the year.

The insignia ‘west Africa’ at the top-left corner suggests that ISIS has set up a new media wing in the country.

According to Daily Mail, a Somali terror group intends to join ISIS, which would extend its so-called caliphate to East-Africa.

READ ALSO: The Story From The Forefront Of Battle Against Boko Haram

Boko Haram Releases First Beheading Video
The video also shows the name tags of soldiers killed in the firefight between Boko Haram and army. PHOTO: DailyMail

The 10 minute video begins with what seems to be an intense firefight against Nigerian troops.

It also shows Boko Haram fighters standing proudly next to the corpses of Nigerian troops and showing off their security badges to the camera.

READ ALSO: Boko Haram Kills 15 On New Year’s Day

The video ends with the murder of a captured African Union soldier, who was kneeling in front of three masked Boko Haram members, two of whom pointed AK47s at his head.

Boko Haram Releases First Beheading Video
The 10 minute video begins with a shoot out between the extremists and national forces. PHOTO: DailyMail

The video then cuts to reveal his decapitated body lying motionless on the floor.

Boko Haram is responsible for the deaths of over 10,000 people in Nigeria. The group pledged allegiance to Islamic State this year.

Watch the video below:

Meanwhile, a fresh blast suspected to have emanated from a vehicle loaded with explosives has just occurred in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.




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