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VIDEO: How Boko Haram terrorists observed Eid prayer in various locations of Sambisa forests


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A compilation video of how Boko Haram terrorists observed Eid-el-Fitr in various locations of Sambisa forest has surfaced on the internet.

A journalist with access to the terrorists had earlier tweeted the screenshots of the compilation video, saying the terrorists performed the prayer despite “unrelenting airstrike” by the Nigerian Air Force.

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observed despite unrelenting airstrike’s by the . A video released moments ago by the led group shows hundreds of fighters and villagers praying in an open field, apparently between the Nigeria-Cameroon border,” Mr Salkida wrote.

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Mr Salkida further tweeted that the videos emanated from the faction of Abubakar Shekau, believed by experts to be losing grounds.

“Evidently, from latest video, the prayers were held in three different locations, spread around the Gwoza axis, which is the group’s stronghold. We hope this senseless bloodbath will soon come to an end,” the journalist posted.

The terrorists habitually sent similar propaganda videos during Sallah celebrations.

On Saturday night, no fewer than 32 persons were killed, while 84 others were injured when six suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, in Damboa local government area in Borno state.

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