Impunity in Nigeria: Islamic State releases gruesome video showing their murder of a soldier and a police officer


The Nigerian government has repeatedly boasted that it has defeated Boko Haram, the Party of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad, or was just about to do so. It vowed to defeat Boko Haram by the end of 2014. And by the end of 2015. In mid-2017 it called the movement a spent force. In February 2018, it again claimed that the jihadis were defeated. They weren’t, and aren’t.
“Terrorists execute captured Nigerian soldier, police officer on camera,” by Samson Toromade, Pulse, June 12, 2020:
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released a gruesome video showing the execution of a Nigerian soldier, and a police officer.
In the short video, the soldier identified himself as Lance Corporal Emmanuel Oscar, while the police officer identified himself as Yohanah Kilus.
The two claimed they were abducted while travelling from Maiduguri, Borno State capital, to Monguno.
The two security operatives were then blindfolded and summarily executed by two masked gunmen in military gear.
ISWAP is a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, an Islamic sect that has terrorised the northeast region since 2009.
The group’s operations have grown increasingly brutal since it broke away from the main Abubakar Shekau-led faction in 2016.
The terrorist insurgency has led to the death of over 30,000 people, and displacement of over 2.5 million in the northeast and surrounding border countries.
In his Democracy Day speech on Friday, June 12, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari praised the Armed Forces for considerably downgrading the insurgency.
The president has long claimed that the terrorist group has been technically defeated, sometimes even after devastating attacks in the northeast where the sect has largely operated….


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