People who left various Internally Displaced Persons camp to start their lives in some purportedly re-captured area from the Boko Haram terrorists group have decried incessant killing of farmers in their farmlands.
The residents of Damboa, a town located in Damboa local government area of Borno State, said that the terrorists have killed 21 farmers in their farmers in the past two weeks.
The killing allegedly started last Thursday when the insurgents attacked and killed 17 farmers at Bula Buba and Tawarmada villages located 5 kilometers away from Damboa. The killings were allegedly not reportedly to the military authorities due to lack of communication facilities.
According to Bukar Usamna, a farmer in Damboa; he said that “The world didn’t know what we are going through here. We left IDPs camp to come and start our lives but Boko Haram keep killing us. We buried 17 farmers on Saturday. We can’t go 10 kilometers away from Damboa without encountering insurgents.”
He added that on Saturday, in a village called Mirimari 4 kilometers to Damboa, the insurgents killed farmers in their farmlands.
A local vigilante in the area complained that the attack was becoming too much in Damboa. He urged security agencies to save innocent people.
“On Sunday, one of the survivors came and told us about the attack. We swung into action but before we could get there, the damage had been done. We saw two corpses and in the nearby brushes we found two others. Although the troops are trying, more can be done because people need to farm now so that they can have some food reserve against dry season.” He said