Rant Here Boko Haram terrorists beheaded 11 on Christmas Day, Muric’s comment
It is the name commonly used by Nigerian and foreign media to refer to the militant Islamic group– Boko Haram. Boko, in Hausa, means ‘western education’ or ‘western influence’ and haram, in Arabic, means ‘sinful’ or ‘forbidden’.
Since July 2009, suspected members of Boko Haram have killed over 6,600 people in northern and central Nigeria. The group, whose professed aim is to rid the country of its corrupt and abusive government and institute what it describes as religious purity, has committed horrific crimes against Nigerian citizens.
Boko Haram’s attacks are primarily targeted at police, soldiers and other government institutions. They also murder Christians worshipping in church and Muslims, who they accuse of having cooperated with the government.
In addition to these attacks, the group has forced Christians to convert to Islam on pain of death and has assassinated Muslim clerics and traditional leaders in the north for speaking out against its tactics or for cooperating with authorities to identify group members.
IS said the killings were part of its recently declared campaign to ‘avenge’ the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-baghdadi, who was killed during a US raid in Syria in October.
No details were given about the victims, who were all male, but IS says they were ‘captured in the past weeks’ in Borno State.
The footage was filmed in an unidentified outdoor area. One captive in the middle was shot dead while the other 10 were pushed to the ground and beheaded.
This video may be intended to increase tension between Christians