A video purporting to show the executions of two alleged spies was on Monday released by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
One of the men was made to make a full confession, explaining his ‘crimes’ to the camera, before the pair were beheaded and their bodies shown to the camera.
The gruesome execution video echoes those posted by Islamic State and is the second released by Boko Haram.
The video, called ‘Harvest of Spies’, was posted on Monday on Twitter by Boko Haram, Mail Online quoted the SITE intelligence group as saying on Monday.
It started by showing a man kneeling in the foreground with a group of Boko Haram fighters approaching him holding a flag used by militant Islamist group.
In a theatrical display previously seen in the execution videos released by ISIS, the men lined up behind the victim.
The video then cuts to show two men, identified as Dawoud Muhammad and Muhammad Awlu, led by Boko Haram fighters before being made to kneel.
One Boko Haram fighter, whose face was blurred by the militant group, stood behind Dawoud Muhammad, holding a large knife.
Muhammad told the camera that he was a farmer from Baga, Borno State and wasthen made to answer a series of questions at knifepoint.
Muhammad revealed that hat he had been approached by a police officer who offered him money in exchange for infiltrating Boko Haram.
“We went to see a man from Mijka and a police officer that was with him. The officer gave me N5,000,” Muhammad said.
Muhammad was also made to confess that their mission had been to spy on the “residents who live here” (Boko Haram), and in exchange for spying, the police officer had promised him that he would “become rich and will never go back to be a farmer again.”
The camera panned from left to right in slow motion, showing Muhammad and Awlu on their knees as they were executed by Boko Haram fighters.
The video faded before the actual beheadings took place, and then showed the two men’s bodies with their heads placed upon their chests.
The video does not reveal how the spies were caught by the militants and MailOnline has yet to confirm its authenticity.
Boko Haram previously published only one beheading, of a Nigerian fighter pilot whose plane went missing in September.