Breaking: Boko Haram slaughter 43 farmers in Borno

The Boko Haram sect has allegedly slaughtered 43 farmers and kidnapped several others.

The victims were found tied up with their throats slit.

It is thought the victims were labourers from Sokoto state in northwest Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away, who had travelled to the northeast to find work according to reports.

“There were 60 farmers who were contracted to harvest paddy in the rice fields. Forty-three were slaughtered, with six injured,” Ibrahim Liman a Civilian JTF personnel said.

Eight others were missing, presumed to have been kidnapped by the jihadists.

The bodies were taken to Zabarmari village,Jere local government area,where they would be kept ahead of burial on Sunday, said resident Mala Bunu who took part in the search and rescue operation.

Residents claim that they are waiting for Governor Babagana Zulum to see the bodies and address them.

The military are yet to make any statement on this as at press time.

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