The shaky video appears to show men in military uniform shooting dead two women and two children for being suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram. Shared well over 90,000 times on Twitter, the clip shows two women, one with an infant strapped to her back, being led by a group of uniformed men across a patch of dusty scrubland.
‘You are BH, you are going to die,’ said one French-speaking man in aviator sunglasses and khaki attire, hitting a woman across the face. BH is short for Boko Haram, which for nine years has been fighting to carve out an Islamic caliphate centered in northern Nigeria. The Cameroonian government has said it is investigating the video.
Government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary said the men in the footage appeared not to be Cameroonian army soldier.
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I am a Nigerian who has witnessed firsthand the scourge of Boko Haram in my country. To think that innocent children are EXECUTED…(gosh, I shudder to use that word on a minor) is totally unacceptable. I hope this grievious crime will not be swept under the carpet like other crime. The men who perpetrated this evil must be brought to justice.