Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Nigeria: ISIS Video Shows 12-Year-Old Executing Nigerian Soldiers

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). Please check out their website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.  

ISIS Video Shows 12-Year-Old Executing Nigerian Soldiers

10/31/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) –According to Sahara reporters, ISIS has released a video showing a 12-year-old member of ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province), executing two Nigerian soldiers.

In the video, the soldiers were shot dead by the child using an AK-47.

“The video which was called ‘Makers of Epic Battles’ also covered other attacks from ISWAP’s spring campaign in Borno and Yobe states in 2021,” reported the news source.

Terrorist groups such as ISWAP have killed tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria and displaced millions in an attempt to discard western influence and impose strict Islamic Sharia law.

“ISWAP, which split from the mainstream Boko Haram in 2016, has become a dominant group, focusing on military targets and high-profile attacks, including against aid workers.” Wrote Sahara Reporters, “The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.”

ISWAP often tries to radicalize those whom they have taken captive. If they are unable to, they may use them as slaves, suicide bombers, or ransom them back to family and friends. Often, those who are taken do not ever return to their homes or families.

Please pray for the families of those who were killed and for the safety of Nigerian citizens living amongst extreme violence. Pray that the Nigerian government would be wise in dealing with terrorists and that they will end this insurgency as soon as possible.

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