Boko Haram terrorists stormed three communities in Jere and Mafa Local Government Areas of Borno state, killing at least nine rice farmers and leaving many others unaccounted for.
The attack took place on Wednesday, when the farmers were harvesting their crops in Koshebe, Karakul and Bulabulin villages.
This was not the first time that the terrorists targeted the rice fields in the area. In November 2020, they massacred about 73 farmers in a similar raid.
Hon. Ahmed Satomi, a member of the national assembly representing Jere, confirmed the incident and expressed his sympathy for the families of the victims.
He said that the security agencies, hunters, civilian Joint Task Force and other stakeholders were working together to find the missing ones.
He also said that the attacks on poor farmers were very alarming and called for urgent action to end the insurgency.
According to sources, the terrorists rode on motorcycles and split into three groups before launching the attack.
They used cutlasses and knives to kill the farmers, avoiding gunshots that would alert the security forces.
The sources also said that Boko Haram terrorists have been carrying out frequent attacks on farmers in various local government areas of Borno state during the harvesting season, without any resistance from the security forces.