By Chris Nomjov
Islamist sect and terror group, Boko Haram have released a video purportedly showing the executions of two alleged spies.
In the video, released on Monday, one of the men is made to make a full confession, explaining his ‘crimes’ to the camera, before the pair were beheaded and their bodies shown to the camera.
The gruesome execution video echoes those posted by Islamic State and is the second released by Boko Haram.
The video, called ‘Harvest of Spies’, was posted Monday on Twitter by Boko Haram. The video can be viewed here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UiNcIMWZrUw
It starts by showing a man kneeling in the foreground with a group of Boko Haram fighters approaching him, holding a flag used by militant Islamist groups.
In a theatrical display previously seen in the execution videos released by ISIS, the men line up behind the victim.
The video then cuts to show two men, identified as Dawoud Muhammad and Muhammad Awlu, led by Boko Haram fighters before being made to kneel.
One Boko Haram fighter, whose face has been blurred by the militant group, stands behind Dawoud Muhammad, holding a large knife.
Muhammad tells the camera that he is a farmer from Baga, in Borno State, and is then made to answer a series of questions at knifepoint.
Muhammad revealed that hat he had been approached by a police officer who offered him money in exchange for infiltrating Boko Haram.
‘We went to see a man from Mijka and a police officer that was with him. The officer gave me 5,000 Naira (£16.20),’ Muhammad tells the camera.
The victim is made to confess that their mission has been to spy on the “residents who live here” that is Boko Haram, and in exchange for spying, the police officers had promised him that he would “become rich and will never go back to be a farmer again.”