Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 9 farmers in Nigeria

2017-09-09 11:01
(File : AP)

(File : AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Maiduguri - The leader of a self-defense group in northern Nigeria says suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least nine people at a farm outside Maiduguri city.

Bunu Bukar, the secretary of the Borno state hunters association, says the insurgents abducted five farmers on Wednesday and returned on Thursday for four others.

He says the nine bodies were dumped on Friday in Gongulong, about 13km east of the state capital.

Modu Hassan, a Maiduguri resident whose father in-law was among those killed, says the attackers tied the victims' hands and slit their throats.

Boko Haram fighters have intensified attacks on farmers in recent weeks, including the killing of dozens in two raids in Damboa, south of Maiduguri.

The Islamic extremist group has killed more than 20 000 during its eight-year insurgency.

Read more on:    boko haram  |  nigeria  |  west africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.