Boko Haram Jihadist Slaughter Over 100 Farmworkers in Nigeria

Fighters for Boko Haram, a jihadist terrorist organization based in Nigeria, killed over 100 farmworkers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, according to the AFP.

Boko Haram Jihadist Slaughter Over 100 Farmworkers in Nigeria

Fighters for Boko Haram, a jihadist terrorist organization based in Nigeria, killed over 100 farmworkers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, according to the AFP.

At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” Edward Kallon said in a statement to The Guardian.

The assailants tied up the farmers before slitting their throats, according to reports from the local anti-jihadist militia.

The victims were laborers from Sokoto state in northwest Nigeria, roughly 600 miles away, who had traveled to find work, said anti-jihadist militiaman Ibrahim Liman.

Saturday’s Maiduguri attack took place as local elections took place in Borno state. The polls had been postponed several times because of an increase in attacks by Boko Haram and a rival dissident faction, ISWAP.

The two groups have been blamed for increasing attacks on loggers, farmers and fishermen, whom they accuse of spying for the army and pro-government militias.

Just last month, Boko Haram militants slaughtered 22 farmers working in their irrigation fields near Maiduguri.

Reports indicate that nearly 36,000 been killed in the jihadist conflict since it started in 2009.

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