Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno community, slaughter 43 farm workers

Not less than 43 farm workers have been slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists near Maiduguri, Borno State.

The assailants reportedly tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe.

Leader of Anti-jihadist militias told Babakura Kolo AFP on Saturday that the group has recovered 43 bodies, all of them slaughtered, with six others injured.

“It is no doubt the handiwork of Boko Haram who operate in the area and frequently attack farmers,” he said.

Also, Reuters, citing a village leader, a local fighter with the Zamarmari group and a police source, also reported the attack, putting the death toll to at least 40 people.

A search by the authorities for the attackers has been launched, it added.

The victims were labourers from Sokoto State in northwest Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away, who had travelled to the northeast to find work, said another militiaman Ibrahim Liman who gave the same toll.

“There were 60 farmers who were contracted to harvest paddy in the rice fields. Forty-three were slaughtered, with six injured,” Liman told AFP.

Eight others were missing, presumed to have been kidnapped by the jihadists, he said.

The bodies were taken to Zabarmari village, two kilometres away, where they would be kept ahead of burial on Sunday, said resident Mala Bunu who took part in the search and rescue operation.

1 thought on “Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno community, slaughter 43 farm workers

  1. In all this killings, a deep wound to this nation and an international disgrace. Be it Fulani jihadist in twin relationship with Boko Haram,let us as true Nigerians,ask ourselves, if this current Mohammadu Buhari run presidential administration, has done a enough in bringing this Buhari killer kit and kin,to books.Not one of this terrorist has been brought to books till date.Don’t Nigeria state has intelligence units in all arms of her military structures?. Something is sinisterly,deeply wrong.More disturbing is the MUTE state of all Nigerian minds in action.Be they literate or illiterate. Be they educated or uneducated. Even,not much in proactive reaction is heard of ‘AMOTEKUN’ and the like that came into existence, out of deep frustration and helplessness. Almighty God is watching IJN.May the souls of those slaughtered by Buhari kit and kin,rest in Almighty Allah bosom IJN.

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