Boko Haram Killed 44 to 45 rice farmers in Maiduguri, NEWISSUES have confirmed. They were slaughtered as they were working in rice field by the jihadist terror group on Saturday.
The assailants on Saturday tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.
Hassan Zabarmari, a former chairman of a rice farmers association in Borno State, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on phone.
“It was a sad incident that took place at about 11 a.m today,” he said Saturday. “The farmers were attacked at the Garin-Kwashebe rice field, and according to reports reaching us since afternoon, about 40 of them were killed.”
“But we have been receiving conflicting information on the casualty figures – some said it was up to 50 farmers that were slaughtered.”
A member of House Representatives, Ahmed Satomi, who represents Jere federal constituency also confirmed the incident in an interview with the media.