Five of the 11 Christians kidnapped on Christmas Day in northeast Nigeria have been executed by Islamic extremist terrorists.
A released video shows five armed men of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) behind five men dressed in orange robes kneeling with their hands tied behind them. Each of the kneeling men were ordered to state their names, and the video shows them saying their names and saying "I'm a Christian."
"This is a warning to Christians in all parts of the world and those in Nigeria," one militant said before executing the men. "We have not forgotten what you did to our brethren in Zangon Kataf town and other parts of Nigeria. Use the heads of these five of your brethren to continue with your ungodly celebrations."
🔦 Nigeria, coming in second after Pakistan for the number of Christians killed, ranked 12th on Open Doors' 2020 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.