Islamic militants execute five men as “warning” to Christians
Islamic extremists have executed five Nigerian men in Borno, with one executioner saying it was a warning to “all those being used by infidels to convert Muslims to Christianity,” according to a video posted on Wednesday.
Three of the men shot to death from behind on the video were identified as Christians by a resident of Borno, where the executions took place.
In the video posted on YouTube by Eons Intelligence before it was removed, the three Christians kneel blindfolded by red cloths alongside two others believed to be Muslims while five men armed with AK-47 rifles stand behind them.
“This is a message to all those being used by infidels to convert Muslims to Christianity,” one of the executioners says in the Hausa language, translated by Morning Star News. “We want you out there to understand that those of you being used to convert Muslims to Christianity are only being used for selfish purposes.
“And that is the reason whenever we capture you, they don’t care to rescue you or work towards securing your release from us, and this is because they don’t need you or value your lives. We, therefore, call on you to return to Allah by becoming Muslims. We shall continue to block all routes you travel.”
“If you don’t heed our warning, the fate of these five individuals will be your fate.”
The Borno resident identified three of those killed as Christians. He said Ishaku Yakubu, an aid worker from Chibok with Action Against Hunger, was a member of the Church of the Brethren (EYN); Luka Filibus, an aid worker from Monguno with the International Rescue Committee, was an EYN member; and Joseph Prince, a private security firm worker, was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church in Maiduguri.
In a previous video recorded on the 21st of June, Prince and Filibus identified their captors as members of Khalifa, a term used by prior captives for a Boko Haram splinter group, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
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