Boko Haram releases its first video of a beheading. The ten minute-long video begins with exchange machine gun fire and heavy mortar fire against Nigerian troops. It shows group members standing next to the corpses of scorched Nigerian troops – and showing off their security badges to the camera. The video ends with the murder of a captured African Union soldier. The man kneels in front of three masked Boko Haram members – two of whom point AK47s at his head. The video then cuts to reveal his decapitated body lying motionless on the floor.
We announce to you to the good news of the expansion of the caliphate to West Africa. Our caliph has accepted the pledge of loyalty of our brothers of Boko Haram so we congratulate Muslims and our jihadi brothers in West Africa.