The dreaded Jihadist militants operating under the aegis of Boko Haram have fully aligned with the ruthless Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the Middle East as both groups jointly released a gory video.
The audio message entitled ‘kill and be killed’,
released through the militants’ vast social media
channels, was read by an ISIS spokesperson who
also threatened further violence against the
Christian and Jewish communities.
Speaking for his leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the
man in the recording said, “we announce to you
the good news of the expansion of the caliphate
to West Africa.
“Our caliph has accepted the pledge of loyalty of
our brothers of Boko Haram so we congratulate
Muslims and our jihadi brothers in West Africa”.
Boko Haram had two days ago release its first beheading video in Nigeria, killing a captured African Union (AU) Multinational Taskforce and displaying his service identity card.
It was the first gruesome video of a beheading since it (Boko Haram) pledged allegiance to ISIS last year.
In the video, a suspected Nigerian soldier was
seen in a kneeling position, surrounded by three
terrorists wielding AK 47 assault rifles and later,
another picture, without the head.
The video adopts many of the same style-points
as the hundreds of barbaric videos released by
ISIS over the last year.
The ‘West Africa’ insignia at the top-left corner
of the video, suggests the terror group may have
set up a new so-called media wing in the
According to Daily Mail online, the 10 minute-
long propaganda video begins with what appears
to be an intense fire fight against Nigerian
Boko Haram fighters exchange machine gun fire
with the troops and launch heavy mortar
grenades on their locations.
It shows them standing proudly next to the corpses of scorched Nigerian troops – and showing off their security badges to the camera.
The video ends with the senseless murder of a captured African Union soldier. With a look of true horror on his face, the man kneels in front of three masked Boko Haram fanatics – two of whom point AK47s at his head. The video then cuts to reveal his decapitated body lying motionless on the floor.