Death toll rises to 66 as bokoharam attack farmers in borno

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BBC Hausa reports that the farmers attacked yesterday were 66. Now 43 bodies have been recovered while the remaining 23 people are still missing. The toll may rise.

Most of them were from Borno, but there were many farm labourers from the NW: 7 were from Kebbi, 8 from Sokoto and 9 from Zamfara.

Residents didn’t identify the faction of Boko Haram that attacked them, but they said the fighters accused of them cooperating with the Nigerian army.

Zabarmari is in northeastern Borno where ISWAP is active so ISWAP is the likely culprit. The faction kills Muslims that it accuses of spying.

Meanwhile, Buhari has condemned the attack as “insane”, but we know that he won’t do anything differently. We will just wait for the next one. It’s absolutely sad.

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