Fourteen local farmers have been killed in Borno State by members of the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorist group after they were kidnapped on their farm.
It was gathered that 15 farmers were abducted by the terrorists while they were working on their irrigation fields in Ngwom village, 14 kilometers north of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Boko Haram killed the farmers by cutting their throats, members of a government-backed militia told AFP on Tuesday.
One of the farmers however survived with a deep slash after he was left for dead by the terrorists. He has been rushed to the hospital where he is in a critical condition but is receiving treatment.
“They slaughtered the farmers, killing 14 while one survived with a deep slash. They left him for dead,” Babakura Kilo, a leader of the anti-jihadist group, said.
The survivor was taken to a hospital in a “life-threatening condition,” Ibrahim Liman added while narrating the incident from the attack.
Meanwhile, four persons suspected to be logistics suppliers of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno State.
This was made known last week Thursday by the Borno State Commandant of the NSCDC, Ibrahim Abdullahi, while parading the suspects.
Abdullahi disclosed that the four suspected logistics suppliers were arrested with 34 jerrycans of fuel.
According to the NSCDC boss, one of the suspects, Usman Bapetel is the manager of a filling station in Husara village of Askira/Uba Local Government of Borno.
The rest comprising Alphonsus John, Nicholas Benjamin and Isaac Clement were arrested on Sept. 12, at Wastilla village in Michika Local Government Area in neighbouring Adamawa, NAN reports.
Ibrahim Abdullahi named 34 yellow jerrycans loaded with about 880 litres of fuel concealed in sacks and three motorcycles as exhibits recovered from the suspects.
Source: Naija News