- The victims are all farmers, nine other locals were abducted during the attack on Saturday.
- The attack occurred late afternoon in the fields between Bulakunkumma and Maiwa villages of Baram Karowa ward of the LGA.
At least ten people have been killed by rampaging terrorists wreaking havoc in Nigeria’s north east state of Borno.
The victims are all farmers, nine other locals were abducted during the attack on Saturday.
The attack occurred late afternoon in the fields between Bulakunkumma and Maiwa villages of Baram Karowa ward of the LGA.
The insurgents also sneaked into Zannari ward, Maiduguri metropolitan part of the same LGA (Mafa) of the same day (Saturday) and N4 million from a businessman (name withheld) to avoid abduction.
One Ya Bukar, who confirmed the attack, gave the number of abductees as four, although another source, Goni Mohammed, has their number as nine.
“They came roving across farms in search of food and cash, when the farmers said they couldn’t afford the amounts they requested for, they killed 10 of them, all men, and went away with four.” PUNCH quoted him as saying.
He said the insurgents killed the 10 farmers and abducted the four they could accost to ensure that they did not leave anyone to report their operations immediately to the security agents, who could launch an immediate manhunt for them.
Mohammed, the second source, however, said, “The insurgents abducted nine farmers when they told them that they didn’t have any cash to give.”
The state police are yet to issue any statement on the incidents.
Recall that the state governor, Babagana Zulum, recently warned farmers in the rural communities against remaining in the fields beyond 5 p.m., when the insurgents usually begin roaming the outskirts for prey.
He had warned the troops securing the communities and the agro-rangers deployed to secure farmers in the fields to ensure that no farmer remained in the fields by 5 pm.