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A splinter faction of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram released a video on Sunday night appearing to show two men in orange jumpsuits being executed.

The so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) claims the victims are “Christian soldiers” of the Nigerian army.

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It said the soldiers were captured on 5 September in an attack on army barracks in the state of Borno in north-eastern Nigeria.

The video was released on the messaging app Telegram by the group’s news agency Amaq.

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The authorities have not yet confirmed whether the men in the video are indeed Nigerian soldiers.

In May the Islamic State group released a video showing the execution of nine men allegedly from the Nigerian armed forces.

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