A breakaway faction of Boko Haram has released a video showing the execution of a soldier and a police officer who were abducted last week while travelling between Maiduguri and Monguno in Borno State.
Premium Times reports that in the 49 seconds video, the two abducted security personnel introduced themselves before they were shot dead simultaneously.
The slain security personnel 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”.
One of the slain personnel who spoke in Hausa said, “my name is Yohanah Kilus, I am policeman, my rank is Inspector, I was abducted between Maiduguri and Monguno; I am presently in the custody of Tilafa soldiers.”
The second abducted personnel, said, “I am 13NA/70/8374, Lance Corporal Emmanuel Oscar, I was captured by Tilafa’s along Maiduguri to Monguno.”
Shortly after that, the video showed two armed men pointing AK47 rifles at the two personnel kneeling with their faces blindfolded. Shots were simultaneously fired and the two security personnel were killed.
Watch the video below:
BREAKING: Boko Haram Releases New Video, Kills Nigerian Soldier, Policeman.
— AyeMojubar (@ayemojubar) June 12, 2020
Dear @MBuhari Our Security officer Inspector Johanna James and Lance Corporal Emmanuel Oscar Was Executed by Boko- Haram Yesterday Evening😷😩
— Mni 🔴 (@Bakwankwashe_) June 12, 2020
It is not clear when the video was shot. But it was released three days after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked a village in Gubio local government killing at least 81 residents.