Nigerian Islamist terror group Boko Haram has released a new beheading video, showing the killing of two men accused of being government spies.
The 6-minute video, which bears stark stylistic resemblance to Islamic State (Isis) beheading videos, is titled 'Harvest of Spies.'
The Boko Haram video shows two men with their arms tied to the back, kneeling on the ground and facing the camera. A masked Boko Haram executioner brandishing a knife is then seen reaching for the throat of one of the men.
The beheading part is then omitted and the scene switches to show the severed heads of the two men placed on their bodies.
A CNN report citing the translation of the transcripts provided to it by the SITE Intelligence group noted that the one of the victims in the video confessed of have been a police spy.
The man, who identified himself as a farmer from the Nigerian town of Baga, reportedly said in the video that he was being paid by the police to provide information on the residents of his village helping Boko Haram.
The Boko Haram beheading video was posted online via Twitter and has captions in Arabic, English and French.
The video posted on YouTube has been taken down.
Is Boko Haram Copying Isis?
Several security experts in the past few months have noticed an increasing closeness between Boko Haram and the Islamic State (Isis) militants.
Boko Haram in several instances has already started calling itself the Islamic State Africa.
Jacob Zenn, who follows Boko Haram's operations and propaganda closely, told CNN that recent Boko Haram videos "have the same choreography and lens angles as ISIS."
A Similar observation also has been made by terrorism monitoring group - Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC).
"This latest release shows Boko Haram is not a mere copycat of [Isis]; rather, it is incorporating itself into the Islamic State," Veryan Khan, editorial director of TRAC told FoxNews.
"Islamic state supporters are already starting to call Boko Haram the 'Islamic State Africa.'"