14 farmers killed in Nigeria by terrorist group Boko Haram

by Jenny Mount · Oct 14th, 2020 3:54 pm

Last Updated Oct 15th, 2020 at 9:28 am

Fourteen farmers were killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

According to local media, the terrorists seized 15 farmers working in their fields in Ngwom village, which is nine miles north of the region's main city Maiduguri. The terrorists then fatally cut their throats. One farmer survived with a deep gash.

Members of Boko Haram have displaced around 3 million people in more than a decade of horrific activities by the group. Multiple civilians remain trapped in remote communities, and the lack of security on the roads makes it impossible for the captives to flee.

The violence has resulted in the death of more than 30,000 people and has spread to neighboring Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, which has prompted a military response. The insurgency's epicenter is Borno state.


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