8-Year-Old Boko Haram Executioner Used To Execute Christian Hostage

  • 8 Year-old Boko Haram member involved in killing of Christian hostage
  • CAN Leader also victim
  • President Buhari condemns killings
Image: Twitter @Rita_Katz

A video has emerged online which showed an 8-year-old boy who belongs to a Boko Haram faction called the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), carrying out orders by executing a Christian who was held hostage in Borno State, Northern Nigeria has been released by ISIS’s Amaq news agency.

Just some days ago, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi was executed by another faction of Boko Haram.

The boy can be heard saying “We won’t stop until we take revenge for all the blood that was spilled”.

The video was shared by Rita Katz who is the Director of SITE Intelligence Group an organisation involved in tracking the activities of jihadist groups, said,

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“It is not just another piece to ISIS’ honed-in targeting of Christians of recent years, but also a throwback to its older propaganda from Iraq and Syria of brainwashed children carrying grisly executions.

President Buhari has condemned the killings and has promised to deal with the insurgents.

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Jayamma Abanobi is a youth blogger passionate about writing. He can be reached via email

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