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Boko Haram slaughters 40 farmers in Borno

Boko Haram fighters have killed 40 civilians in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. Our correspondent gathered that a large number of the…

Boko Haram fighters have killed 40 civilians in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.

Our correspondent gathered that a large number of the insurgents surrounded the harmless civilians and began to slaughter them on Sunday.

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The federal lawmaker representing the area, Hon. Zainab Gimba, confirmed the incident to the BBC Hausa in an interview that was monitored by our correspondent.

A security source also told Daily Trust that many scavengers were killed and they have been buried according to Islamic rites.

Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, claimed that dozens of the fighters attacked the peasant farmers with machetes.

The search for bodies continued after the gunmen who were on motorbikes attacked people while on their farms in Rann, headquarters of the Kala-Balge Local Government Area in the northeastern part of Borno State.

“Over 40 farmers were killed and some of the bodies were dismembered while some were tied up and their throats slit by the terrorists.

“The victims were buried on Monday with residents saying many others are yet to be accounted for,” Zagazola said.