Boko Haram reportedly kills over 110 people in Borno state

                  People attend a funeral for those killed in the attack [Jossy Ola/AP Photo

Suspected Boko Haram has reportedly killed over 110 people in Borno state. 

According to a United Nations report, they were killed during an attack carried by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday, November 28.

Edward Kallon, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said in a statement that “Armed men on motorcycles led a brutal attack on civilian men and women who were harvesting their fields.” 

“Tens of civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” he added.

“The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year. I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice,” Kallon said.

HumaAngle first reported that 43 people were beheaded in an attack which happened on Saturday evening, November 28 in Zambarmari, a community that is less than 20km from Maiduguri, the state capital. The people were farmers who were harvesting their rice produce when they were attacked

On Monday, HumaAngle reported that Troops and operatives of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have recovered at least another 35 decomposing bodies in the Zabarmari area. It said that these are different from the 43 originally reported to have been killed by terrorists, taking the confirmed death toll to 78.

The President condemned the killings via a statement on Twitter from his Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu on Saturday evening
President @MBuhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane

“I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace.”

President Buhari said the government had given all the needed support to the armed forces “to take all necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.”

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