One of the survivors of the recent Boko Haram attack in Borno which left 43 rice farmers murdered has claimed that villages alerted the military about an imminent attack.
Naija News recalls that Boko Haram Terrorist group on Saturday beheaded 43 farmers in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Zambarmari is located in Jere Local Government Area of the Northeastern state.
The bodies of the slain farmers whose throats were slit were on Sunday morning buried in a brief ceremony led by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State.
But, the United Nations in report stated that over 110 farmers were actually killed and not the 43 reported in the media.
One of the survivors of the attack who gave his name as Abubakar Salihu said despite sharing information with the military “nothing was done”, Daily Trust reports.
Abubakar Salihu stated that they envisaged the attack after they caught one member of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
“We informed the military beforehand that our members sighted Boko Haram in large numbers but nothing was done about it,” Salihu was quoted to have said.
“It was a sad day for us in Zabarmari; it could have been averted but the military failed to act on the information we gave them.”
But the spokesperson of the Nigerian military, Major-General John Enenche, accused some locals of refusing to share adequate information with security forces.
He said the lack of information sharing on the part of the locals in the northeast is one of the issues the military is contending within the fight against insurgency.
Source: Naija News