The Guardian | Timileyin Omilana | Jan. 19, 2020
Islamic State West African Province has released a video that shows a Christian man being executed by an Islamic State child “soldier” in Borno, Nigeria.
In a video released by its news platform, Amaq agency, ISWAP said the Christian man was killed on Monday.
Pieter Van Ostaeyen, a member of the editorial board of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism based in the Hague, said the “kid is about 10.”
In a video seen by The Guardian Nigeria, the jihadists showed the face of the man wearing a red kaftan and kneeling right in front of the young terrorist who made some recitations before shooting the man.
“Someone brainwashed that poor kid, deprived it of its innocence and made it believe it was justified to kill other people in the name of a sick ideology,” Tomasz Rolbiecki, a researcher on Islamic State’s attacks worldwide said.
“If anyone ever asks me what is the worst part of the Islamic State, I’ll show them this,” he added.
The killing comes weeks after ISWAP released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians.