Boko Haram insurgents behead six farmers in Borno

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Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Boko Haram insurgents have beheaded six farmers at Dimge plantation in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the killing is the latest in a string of attacks in the violence-wracked North-east, where more than 20,000 people have been killed in nine years of insurgency.

The killing occurred on Sunday, while the farmers worked on their farms in the plantation, a witness, Jiddah Ahmad, told a NAN correspondent in Jere town, near Maiduguri on Monday.

Mr. Ahmad said the insurgents abducted seven farmers as they worked on their farms and slaughtered six of them in a nearby bush.

Mr. Ahmad, who is a younger brother to one of the slain farmers, said that two of the victims were from Lawanti Gongulon Village in Jere.

According to him, the remaining four are from Masu Community in the Mafa Local Government Area of the state.

“My brother was working on the farm together with other farmers. They were accosted by the insurgents when they went to fetch water at a river.

“The insurgents shot my brother before beheading him and beheaded another farmer on the same spot while an old farmer was set free”, Ahmad said.

A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force, Usman Muhammad, also told NAN that the insurgents had earlier slaughtered four other farmers at the same plantation.

Mr. Muhammad disclosed that the insurgents came to the farm on motorbikes and attacked the farmers.

He said that the insurgents forced an aged farmer among the abductees to witness the brutal murder of other farmers, telling him to convey the message to families of the victims.

“We are currently seeking clearance from the military authorities to enable us to evacuate the corpses for proper burial”, he said.

The military and police authorities have yet to make statements on the latest killings.

The military authorities have said that they have degraded Boko Haram but the group has continued to launch attacks on soft targets on a regular basis.

Nigeria’s North-east has remained the hotbed of the insurgency which has claimed thousands of lives and displaced many others.


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  • forestgee

    “In a matter of weeks the problem of Boko Harma will be over” – part of inauguration speech. Yes technical victory achieved but many are being killed every day.

  • Justice Equity

    Lies ,propaganda, deception, falsehood peddling, can never lead to good governance.
    Boko haram is a national tragedy that required sincerity, truth and unity to deal with, no amount of propaganda ,lies,falsehood and living in denial could be able to defeat such an ideology like boko haram.
    The hausa fulani northern leaders must tell themselves the hard truth, they must stop living in denial, they must make up their minds to tell themselves what they want to achieve with such an ideology, call their misguided almajiri children to order ,and let them know that their dreams of dipping their book in the ocean is impossible.
    Truth is bitter, but only truth can set Free.

    • Lanzy

      Islamic Terrrorism in Nigeria (Boko haram) is 100% politics. It is the only way the North can remain relevant. Until you break up Nigeria and get ur own country, you may have to live with this Islamic terrorism for ever especially before a major presidential election…or immediately after i.e., if a non Muslim wins

  • Jon

    Veil should be banned and anyone found covering head to toe should be shot on sight. Period.

    • ahmed zubair

      JUST LIKE MINI SKIRT AND TROUSERS SHOULD BE BANNED. WHY DONT PEOPLE USE THEIR BRAINS

      • Jon

        When one is in the North, everyone looks like a masquerade or is a masquerade. Under the covers are guns and bombs used in killing and massacring innocent civilians in the streets, churches and mosques.