Boko Haram releases video showing soldiers, policeman’s execution

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Boko Haram has released a video showing the execution of two soldiers and a policeman, posted late Monday by the Islamic group propaganda agency, Amaq.

The video, dated Sunday, made by a branch of Boko Haram that has sworn allegiance IS known as the Islamic Group in West Africa.

Its release came days after the terrorists announced the kidnapping of 14 people including two aid workers and, according them, six members of the security forces.

It shows three men in plain clothes kneeling in a field, introducing themselves as members of the Nigerian security forces before masked men in fatigues open fire on them shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).

“We tell the Nigerian that we will never spare those fighting against the people who follow Allah’s religion,” one of the executioners said in Hausa, a language widely spoken in the north of the country.

“We will attack your bases and confront you on your routes,” the terrorists added, shortly before the execution.

One of the three introduced himself as a police sergeant, saying the terrorists had “captured” him when he on his way Maiduguri.

Those abducted last Wednesday included two Red Cross workers.

claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, saying six members of the Nigerian security forces were among the hostages.

The group taken on the highway outside Maiduguri at a fake security checkpoint by the militants disguised as Nigerian soldiers.

focuses on military targets, while Boko Haram mainly attacks civilians.

The splinter group has released several grisly execution videos of security personnel, the dressed in orange jumpsuits mimicking IS-style executions.

The decade-long insurgency in has claimed some 35,000 lives and displaced about two million from homes in the northeast of the West African country. (AFP)