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Boko Haram beheads 43 farmers in one of the most horrific mass murders in the history of the insurgency.
HumAngle is reporting that the barbaric incident happened Saturday evening in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
More than 2.7 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram terrorism in the region, according to a UNHCR report.
Many are farmers, as nearly 80 percent of Nigeria’s northern population works in the agriculture industry.
With an increase in Boko Haram attacks and the displacement of nearly two million Nigerians, agricultural production has plummeted and staple food prices have sky-rocketed.
Since 2011, Boko Haram—one of the largest Islamist militant groups in Africa—has conducted terrorist attacks on religious and political groups, local police, and the military, as well as indiscriminately attacking civilians in busy markets and villages.
The kidnapping of over two hundred girls from their school in April 2014 drew international attention to the ongoing threat from Boko Haram and the government’s inability to contain it. Following negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, brokered by the International Committee for the Red Cross, 103 girls have since been released.
Insecurity across Nigeria is currently at its peak. In Ekiti State, South West, a cleric, Reverend Johnson Oladimeji has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti state.
Oladimeji, the presiding cleric of Solution Baptist Church Ikere-Ekiti was killed by the suspected kidnapers along Igbara-Odo- Ikere Ekiti road around 5pm.
He was said to be returning to Ikere-Ekiti after an official assignment in Osun State when the incident occurred.
The deceased family members, according to a source in the church, had been searching for the pastor on Friday before his corpse was found in his car along the road with gunshot wounds.
“The man was returning from Osun state on Thursday evening and decided to make use of the Igbara-Odo route to Ikere-Ekiti when he was ambushed and shot dead by gunmen in the evening,” sources say.
” After a series of calls to his phone numbers with no response, members of the church decided to start searching for him and he was found dead this evening (Friday) in his car along the road close to the University of Education and Technology in Ikere-Ekiti.”
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