Militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in a new video released to journalists on Saturday, showed its armed members cutting down civilians lying face down in a dormitory. As at the time of filing this report, liveschoolnews.org is yet to confirm if the captives were students.
The leader of the sect was heard saying that they were killing ‘infidels’ or non-believers.
The setting of the latest video appeared to be a long school dormitory furnished with bunk beds which an unnamed leader of the group claimed was in Bama, a town 40 miles north of Gwoza, Borno State.
The Mailonline which published a story on the chilling video, reported that there were “so many corpses the gunmen had difficulty stepping to reach bodies still twitching with life.”
It quoted the Boko Haram leader as also saying that they had made sure the floor of the dormitory was turned red with blood to show “how it is going to be in all future attacks and arrests of infidels “
According to the Mailonline, the start of the video shows the Islamists enter the building where the victims, mostly adult males, lay.
It added that the video came two days after fleeing villagers reported that the extremists were rounding up elderly people and killing them in two schools in Gwoza.
In it, the unnamed sect leader, who noted that Prophet Mohammed advised that prisoners should be held, not killed, said, ‘‘We felt this is not the right time for us to keep prisoners.’’
He added that that was why the group would “continue to see that the grounds are crimsoned with the flowing blood of prisoners.’’
According to him, even though those killed may call themselves Muslims, the sect considers them as “infidels.”
Previously, the militants had told residents of villages and towns that they would kill only enemies since they wanted people to live peacefully in an area they dubbed an Islamic caliphate.
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