Boko Haram/ISWAP Leadership Tussle: 20 prisoners, 2 Soldiers executed

20 prisoners including 2 Nigerian Soldiers were over the weekend executed after being sentenced to death by ISWAP Chief Judge and his council, sources knowledgeable about the group says.

Among those executed were, one Ba’a Masta, an Islamic Scholar who preached in the Tumbus; two Nigerian Army Soldiers, and one individual known only as John, described by sources as ‘an Igbo man‘ who was abducted on suspicion and allegation of “looking like a spy.”

The executions took place on Friday, 31st July 2020 at about 10.30 am amid cheers and jeers from children who were onlookers, some chanting Allahu Akbar’ as they watch the gruesome beheading of the men.

The location of the execution was given as Tudun Woulgo, which is close to Sabon Tombo along Lake Chad axis.

Also, top ranking officials of the ISWAP group were said to be in attendance, ‘sources also said the executions took place in a typical jihadists fashion amidst wild jubilation by hundreds of the insurgents compelled to watch which comprised of jihadists fighters and young children chanting “Allahu Akbar!”

According to the source, the execution were carried out immediately after the Eid-ER-KABIR prayers at their Central Mosque in Tudun Woulgo, part of the terrorists’ hideout.

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