Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

Attackers believed to be from the Boko Haram Islamist group have killed at least 10 people in north-east Nigeria.

Residents of Zabarmari village in Borno state said the attackers arrived on motorbikes and targeted farmers as they harvested their crops.

A farmer who spoke to said the attackers came on Sunday evening riding motorbikes in groups, demanding food and money from the farmers.

When the farmers refused to yield to their demands, they hacked them to death with knives and machetes.

The 10 victims were buried on Monday. Several others are still reported missing, while three survivors are receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The incident has shocked local residents and brought back dark memories of a similar attack in November 2020. At the time, suspected Boko Haram militants killed more than 110 rice farmers in a gruesome massacre in the same area.

The authorities in Borno have said that the state police chief has mobilised a team of security personnel to visit the area and start an investigation into the incident.

By Joy

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