In Borno state, calamitous Boko Haram militants have carried out a string of deadly attacks on farmers, members of a government-backed militia said Tuesday.
“They slaughtered the farmers, killing 14 while one survived with a deep slash. They left him for dead,” Babakura Kilo, a leader of the anti-Boko Haram group, said.
The insurgents captured the farmers as they tended to their crops during the early afternoon, giving them no room to escape, said a member Ibrahim Liman who gave the same death toll.
Liman told AFP that insurgents on Monday seized 15 farmers working on their irrigation fields in Ngwom village, 14 kilometers (nine miles) north of the region’s main city Maiduguri, and cut their throats.