Hungry Boko Haram Kills 3 Farmers Injured 1 Borno
By: Zagazola Makama
Three bodies of farmers have been recovered in Gajeri, a remote village in Konduga in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, following an attack early Wednesday by suspected Boko Haram fighters.
An Intelligence Sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, that the the three bodies recovered so far had deep machete cuts and bullets wounds.
The sources said that the farmers were busy working in their derms when the attackers armed with a 47 stormed the farm on motorcycles to demand for food.
He said that when the farmers could not met their demands, they surrounded them and began shooting them.
He said that one person fled with a broken leg after he was shot but managed to escaped.
According to him, two farmers who didn't die after being shot were later butchered with cutlass by the insurgents.
The armed group were suspected to be from Gazuwa village, a notorious acclaimed headquarters of the Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, faction of Boko Haram, local about 8 kilometers to Bama Local Government Area.
On August 2, 2022, Troops of 21 Armoured Brigade Bama Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force stormed the camp and eliminated scores of the terrorists.
The damaging attack against the terrorists and continued strategy of the Nigerian troops to block most logistics route of the terrorists has stringered hunger and starvation in the Boko Haram camp, warranting them to resort to attacking local villages and farms for foodstuffs, money, medicines among others.