The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has released a new video showing the execution of two Nigerian soldiers and a policeman. According to Channels TV, information provided in the video which was dated December 8th, showed that those killed were reportedly abducted at a fake checkpoint in Benisheikh, a village seventy kilometers west of Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
The executed security agents displayed their identity cards and introduced themselves as a mobile police sergeant, as well as a sergeant and a private soldier of the Nigerian Army.
Before carrying out the execution, a masked man backing a river believed to be around the Lake Chad area spoke in Hausa language. He threatened that the group would carry out ‘massive attacks’ on military formations and ambushes on the highways in the region.
“We are saying to the soldiers of Nigeria, we will never spare those fighting people practicing the religion of Allah. Because of that we shall attack your barracks, wallahi we shall block you on your roads. The story is, what you hear is not what you see; what lies ahead is tougher and uglier than this, Allahu Akbar,” the masked terrorist said
Shortly before they were killed, the security personnel narrated that they were abducted from a village located few kilometers to Maiduguri.
Last week, ISWAP in a statement released, claimed that it abducted 14 “prisoners” on the same road, six of which were soldiers, two staff of the Red Cross and six others.
The police and Army authorities are yet to confirm the identities of the officers killed in the latest video.
When contacted, the spokesperson for Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa, said he is not aware of the attack or the video.