The Islamic State has reportedly kidnapped a Nigerian in Libya.
The man’s passport and photo were posted online through the Twitter handle, -T- @TDecker75 on Friday night.
The passport posted on the Internet indicated that the man’s name is Ibrahim Adeola; his date of birth is May 24, 1979; he was born in Imo State.
Adeola’s passport was issued on January 21, 2012 and its expiration date is January 20, 2017.
He was said to have been kidnapped in Wilayat, an eastern part of Libya.
The Nigerian was reportedly abducted by the IS along with a Ghanaian, Kofi Sekyere and an Egyptian, Bekhit Ebeid.
The terrorist group is known to always kill its hostages usually by beheading them.
SUNDAY PUNCH had reported that there were strong indications that Boko Haram had forged a strong operational alliance with the ruthless IS as the two bodies released a joint video for the first time about one week ago.
It was the first video recording since Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the IS in 2014.
The video showed the picture of a suspected Nigerian soldier in a kneeling position surrounded by three terrorists with AK47 assault rifles. Later in the video, the body of the soldier was shown without the head.
The location of the action was not specified in the latest video.
The audio message released through the militants’ vast social media channels was read by an IS spokesperson who also threatened further violence against Christian and Jewish communities.
The video carried a West African insignia of the IS which indicated that the group had set up a media wing in Nigeria.
In March, the son of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Uwais, Ibrahim, had travelled to Syria and allegedly joined the IS.
The junior Uwais, who is in his 40s, was said to have made the trip with his two wives and four children.
Beginning in 2014, a number of people from various countries were beheaded by the IS operating in Iraq and parts of Syria.
In January 2015, a copy of an ISIL penal code surfaced describing the penalties it enforces in areas under its control, including beheadings. Beheading videos have been frequently posted by the group to social media.