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Boko Haram terrorists have killed three farmers working on their farmlands in Gajeri village, Konduga Local Council of Borno State.
The bodies of the farmers, who were killed on Wednesday, were recovered on the fringe of Sambisa Forest.
Confirming the incident, yesterday, in Maiduguri, the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa disclosed that the slain farmers had deep machete cuts and bullet wounds on their bodies.
He added that the terrorists, who rode on motorcycles, demanded food items before they could continue with their nefarious activities in Borno communities.
According to him, when the farmers could not meet the demand for food, the bandits shot them.
The insurgents also reportedly butchered two farmers, who survived the gun attack, with cutlasses.
Modu Aisami, a survivor, lamented that one of the farmers escaped with gunshot wounds.
He disclosed that terrorists were suspected to have burst from Gazuwa community in Bama Council.
Troops of 21 Armoured Brigade, Bama, in collaboration with Civilian JTF, on August 2, 2022, stormed a Boko Haram camp and neutralised scores of terrorists.
The OPHK sustained strategic counter-terrorism operations have fuelled “hunger and starvation” in the various Boko Haram camps in the Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad region.
“The operations have forced them to resort to attacking villages and farms to get more foodstuff, money, and medicines among others,” said Musa.