A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State affiliated Boko Haram shows a Nigerian soldier beheaded in what is now known as Islamic State’s West Africa Province. The video was released on October 10 and is titled “Repelling an Attack of the Apostate Nigerian Army Upon the Area of Borno.” Borno is a state in north-eastern Nigeria.
The video shows ISWA (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) fighters, formerly operating under the name Boko Haram, attacking Nigerian forces in open field both on foot and in heavily armed pickup trucks. The Nigerian army retreats. At around 3:30, a captured Nigerian soldier is beheaded.
According to The Long War Journal:
While the Nigerian military has driven ISWA out of many of its strongholds in Yobe, Adamawa, and Borno states in northeastern Nigeria, the jihadist group continues to pose a significant threat to the Nigerian military and the civilians in the area. Suicide bombings and attacks like the one shown in the video are still an almost daily occurrence in the the West African country. Additionally, the jihadist group has been able to conduct operations in neighboring Cameroon, Niger, and Chad.
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Boko Haram Beheads Nigerian Soldier In Borno, Nigeria (Graphic Scenes)
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