Boko Haram terrorists killed five Nigerian troops
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Affected Countries: nigeria;
Five Nigerian Soldiers have been reportedly killed by the breakaway faction of the Boko Haram backed by the Islamic State.
In a footage seen by The Guardian, as proof of the attack, but too gory for public viewing, two of the troops were on the Nigeria army camouflage while three others were clothed in red jumpsuits.
The jumpsuits are similar to those worn by western ISIS hostages (orange) and used by ISIS in Yemen (blue).
The ISWA faction largely focuses on attacking military and government targets, was led by Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi, but last month, audio recordings revealed that ISIS appointed Abu Abdullah Idris bin Umar, also known as Ibn Umar al-Barnawi, as leader. ISIS has not yet made a public statement confirming the change.
The video opened with five sects standing behind the troops. The sects opened fire on the troops directly on their head after a brief Islamic recitations.
The Army, though, has not publicly commented on the incident.
Meanwhile, troops from the regional Multinational Joint Task Force killed 16 Boko Haram fighters including a commander, in the Lake Chad area of Nigeria’s Borno state, the MNJTF said in a release.