Nigeria: Islamic State Releases Video Showing Execution Of 20 Christians

May 16, 2022

These Nigerian Christians had nothing to do with the killing of ISIS leaders, but as that killing was carried out by the U.S., which is associated with Christianity, revenge on any Christians was considered appropriate.

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“Terror Group, Islamic State Releases Video Showing Execution Of 20 Nigerian Christians To ‘Avenge Killing Of Leaders In Middle East,’” Sahara Reporters, May 12, 2022:

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has published a video that shows the execution of about 20 Christian civilians in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, BBC reports.

One of the masked militants who spoke in Hausa language during the execution said it was to avenge the killing of the group’s leaders in the Middle East earlier in 2022.

The video was published on an IS-linked news outlet and shows three groups of captives in civilian clothes.

The time of the video and location of execution is however unknown….

The IS militants operate in the Lake Chad region under the name Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), along with another Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. The group has recently suffered huge losses as a result of attacks by a multi-national military force….