At least 110 farmers were killed after alleged Boko Haram militants attacked farmers harvesting crops in Borno state.
At least 110 farmers were killed after alleged Boko Haram militants attacked farmers harvesting crops in the Garin Kwashebe village of Borno state.
“At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” Edward Kallon, Nigeria’s UN humanitarian coordinator.
The Boko Haram members reportedly tied up the agricultural workers before slitting their throats,
Kallon said that several women may have been kidnapped and called for their immediate release and return to safety.
The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year. I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice,” added Kallon.
Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack while Borno Governor Babaganan Umara Zulum attended the burials of the victims.
“I condemn the killing of our hard-working farmers by terrorists in Borno state. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings,” said Buhari.
Despite being blamed r the attack, Boko Haram has not yet released a statement.
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