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Africa News of Friday, 12 June 2020

Source: lindaikejisblog.com

Boko Haram shows the execution of a soldier and a police officer

Boko Haram has released a new video showing the execution of a Nigerian soldier and policeman. SaharaReporters reports that the video dated Thursday, June 11, 2020, was made by a branch of Boko Haram that has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State West Africa.

The video showed the two security officers, kneeling in a field, and introducing themselves before two masked men pointed guns at them.

The officers said they were on a trip from Maiduguri to Monguno when they were ambushed and abducted by the insurgents whom they described as “Tilafa army”.

“I am 13NA/70/8374 Lance Corporal Emmanuel Oscar, I was captured by Tilafa’s along Maiduguri to Monguno,” the soldier said.

The policeman who spoke in Hausa language, said “My name is Yohanah Kilus, I am a policeman, my rank is inspector. I was abducted between Maiduguri and Monguno; I am presently in the custody of Tilafa soldiers.”

You can watch the graphic video from the execution on twitter.

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