Borno Village Mourns Farmers Killed in Boko Haram Reprisal Attack

Armed men, suspected to be members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, killed more than 40 farmers in Borno State on Saturday according to local residents.The killings appeared to be reprisal for the arrest by a group of farmers of a Boko Haram member who they handed over to the local security operatives, according to Premium Times.

Hundreds of mourners gathered Sunday to bury 43 corpses in Zabarmari village, a rice-producing community in the Nigerian region that has been a major locus of Boko Haram activity. They were joined by Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum and other top members of his government. The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed over 30,000 lives and displaced about three million people, mostly in Borno and other parts of northeast Nigeria.

 

Hundreds of residents mourned as they gathered to bury corpses of 43 farmers slaughtered in Zabarmari village, a rice-producing community located in Borno State

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