Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Borno Communities , Kill 29 farmers
At least 29 farmers were killed in cold blood when Boko Haram insurgents attacked two Borno communities on Monday, sources have said.
The incidents occurred on the day the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, paid a courtesy visit on the Borno State governor, Babagana Umara.
During the visit, he told the governor that the military has developed better strategies that had been yielding positive results ‘in the past three weeks’.
The governor, had, amongst other concerns raised at the meeting, pleaded with military to up their game in order to help farmers gain unfettered access to their farmlands for the purpose of food production. which he said has become a major challenge for the state.
Despite all assurances of an improved counterinsurgency strategy, the insurgents had, on Monday, attacked two agrarian communities of Ngangam in Mobbar local government and another village in Guzamala local government where they killed a total of 29 persons.
According to a military source who craved anonymity in this report because he is not permitted to speak to journalists, the Boko Haram fighters attacked Ngamgam a border settlement about 20km away from Damasak the headquarters of Mobbar local government area, where they killed 50 farmers.
Mobbar is Borno’s closest local government to Niger Republic.
The security source, who shared the information with journalists, said, “We have an information that reveals that on 25 June, 2019, suspected members of the deadly terrorist group attacked Ngamgam settlement about 50 kilometres east of Damasak and killed 20 farmers in their farms.”
Source : Premium Times