The leader of Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau has revealed why rice farmers were slaughtered in Zabarmari, Borno state after claiming responsibility for the attack.

The factional leader of Boko Haram, Shekau said the farmers were killed for collaborating with the Nigerian army.

According to Shekau, some of the farmers arrested its members and handed them to the Nigerian military.

“You think you can arrest our brother and hand him to soldiers and live in peace.

“You think Allah will forget what you have done to our brother.

The Boko haram leader warned that the same fate will behold those in collaboration with the army if they don’t repent.

“This message is for those who notoriously nab our brethren and hand them to the military or give them a clue on us.

“You should know that, unless you repent, what happened to your people is awaiting you,” a masked commander of the group warned in the video.