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Boko Haram militants slaughter 13 farmers in fresh attack in Borno

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Boko Haram militants slaughter 13 farmers in fresh attack in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed 13 farmers and left several others missing in an attack on rice farmers in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The attack occurred on Sunday evening, as the insurgents rounded up farmers who were harvesting their produce in Karkut and Koshebe General Area, Mafa LGA, slaughtering them with knives.

According to Civilian Joint Task Force sources, 13 dead bodies have been recovered as the search for missing people continues.

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A source said: “We are sad this incident is happening again this year, we lost more than a dozen of our farmers from Zabarmari who were attacked on Sunday evening while working on their rice fields in Mafa LGA.

“The whole town is sad and we are mourning as we speak. Security agencies and CJTF are still searching for those who are missing but 13 dead bodies have so far been recovered”.

A top security source said the terrorists who were on motorcycles divided themselves into three groups before attacking the farmers.

The source said the assailants did not use their guns, instead, they used cutlasses and knives.

“Nine bodies were recovered as at Yesterday (Sunday) night, while the search for others who fled the attacks are still ongoing,” he said.

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