An unconfirmed number of farmers have been beheaded by Boko Haram jihadists (fighters) who laid ambush on Rann village in Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
WikkiTimes learned that the hydra-headed terrorists besieged the village on Sunday and slaughtered the farmers cultivating farm produce on their farmlands. As of yesterday, the casualty figures stood at 45, according to HumAngle.
In another narration, a source told SaharaReporters that 60 farmers were murdered in the attack.
“The Boko Haram terrorists on motorcycles armed with guns and machetes surrounded their farms and started killing them one by one,” a source said. “Over 50 people were buried in Rann on Monday. As it this morning, more dead bodies have been found; the death toll is over 60 now.”
At the moment, villagers said they are still combing bushes in search of undiscovered bodies. In addition to this, WikkiTimes gathered that many residents were missing after the attack.
According to them, Boko Haram jihadists are targeting farmers, herders and loggers because they felt these people were “spying on them.”
Sani Kamilu Muhammed, the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) did not respond to several calls when contacted. The text sent to him at press time has also not been answered.
Many Times Victims
Rann started witnessing terrorism in January 2017, when an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp was mistaken for a Boko Haram camp and bombed. About 236 persons lost their lives in the unfortunate attack. Also, a number close to that were injured.
Two years later, Rann came under another attack, forcing villagers to flee to take refuge in Cameroun. There seem to be a pause in 2020, but it did not last long. Last year, Rann was attacked by fighters of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) who subdued operatives stationed at a military base in the community.