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‘Over 40 farmers killed’ as insurgents invade Borno community

  file photo Several residents in Borno have been reportedly killed after insurgents invaded farms in Rann, Kala-Balge LGA of the state.  ...

 

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Several residents in Borno have been reportedly killed after insurgents invaded farms in Rann, Kala-Balge LGA of the state.

 

The insurgents were said to have arrived the community on motorcycles and attacked the residents with guns and machetes.

 

According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, insurgents loyal to a Boko Haram faction were responsible for the attack.

 

A source in the community was reported to have said some of the farmers were tied up before they were killed.

 

The victims are also said to have been buried on Monday, while several persons are reported to still be missing.

 

Meanwhile, efforts to reach Sani Mohammed, Borno police spokesman, were not successful as he didn’t respond to calls or messages when contacted.

 

The attack comes days after insurgents invaded the Chibok community in Borno state.

 

On May 3, Kautukari, a community in Chibok LGA of Borno state, was attacked by suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

 

A resident had disclosed  that the insurgents invaded the community around 6pm and started shooting randomly, resulting in the death of eight persons.

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