By Jacob Kubeka –
An attack by Boko Haram terrorists on communities in the Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, north-east Nigeria, has left no fewer than 40 farmers dead.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the terrorists gathered a large number of the community members on Sunday and killed them all.
Confirming the incident, the lawmaker representing Bama/Ngala/Kala Balge constituency, Zainab Gimba said that many of the victims of the attack have since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Also confirming the attack, an expert on counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, said that dozens of the fighters attacked the peasant farmers with machetes.
Makama said the community members have continued to search for bodies after the attackers who came in motorbikes had left.
He added that the victims were attacked on their farms in Rann, headquarters of the Kala-Balge local government area in the northeastern part of Borno state.
“Over 40 farmers were killed and some of the bodies were dismembered while some were tied up and their throats slit by the terrorists.
“The victims were buried on Monday with residents saying many others are yet to be accounted for.”