Members of the Boko Haram terrorists have killed 22 herders in Borno state.
According to information gathered, the herdsmen were killed during the weekend in Monguno, a hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
A resident of the community told us that Boko Haram members also abducted some of the herders and went away with many cows.
“We have recovered 22 dead bodies, all of them brutally killed,” he said.
Boko Haram has increasingly targeted farmers, herders and loggers, accusing them of spying and passing information to the Nigerian military.
They have also been raiding herding communities, stealing cattle, a valuable commodity in the region to fund their operations.
Recall that the insurgent invaded rice plantation in Zabarmari, a community in Jere Local Government Area on December 2020,killing at least 43 farmers.
Boko Haram and its splinter group, Islamic State West Africa Province, have become more ferocious in recent times despite the Nigerian Army repeatedly Claiming that the insurgency has been largely defeated and it frequently underplays any losses.
The terror group has caused over 40,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.