ISIS militants executed 11 Christians in Nigeria’s Borno state, according to a video released by the terrorist group’s news agency Amaq. All of them were supposedly civilians captured in previous raids of the terrorist group.
Earlier, the terrorist group reportedly wanted to exchange the abducted persons for its members detained by government forces. However, this proposal was rejected by the government.
ISIS claimed that the execution was a part of the campaign to avenge the death of the terrorist group’s leader, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, and the group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir. According to Amaq, the recent increase of ISIS attacks in Syria was a part of the same campaign.