Boko Haram terrorists have allegedly decapitated seven farmers in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. The farmers were working on a farm in Molai, a village, approximately five kilometres from Maiduguri, when the terrorists attacked them. A former commissioner for youths and sports, Sainna Buba, who now supervises the security and protection of local farmers, confirmed the killings to newsmen.
A member of the vigilante group, Civilian-Joint Task Force, Abudulmumeen Bulama, said despite being shot at, one farmer managed to escape and raise an alarm. “We could only mobilise and reach the scene late on Thursday. Upon arrival, we were met with a horrifying sight: some victims had their throats slit from behind, while others were completely beheaded”, said Bulama, as he struggled to hold back the tears welling in his eyes. Farmers in the area said the killing has caused renewed concern for their safety. “Despite our efforts to produce our food, safety in the bush remains a concern. It seems that not a day goes by without an attack on either farmers or lumberjacks”, as expressed by a farmer, Bagoyin Adam.