Photos From The Funeral Of 43 Farmers Slaughtered By Boko Haram In Borno

The 43 farmers who were massacred by Boko Haram in Borno state have been buried.

Borno state governor Babagana Zulum led government and military officials to attend the funeral of 43 rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists in a Borno rice field on Sunday.

On Saturday, terrorists attacked farmers working in rice fields in the Koshebe area of ​​Zabarmari village in Jere, Borno state.

Sources said that local hunters involved in the search operations recovered 43 bodies of farmers with their throats slit.

The victims are believed to be workers from Sokoto state in northwestern Nigeria, some 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) away, who had traveled northeast to find work, AFP reported, citing Ibrahim Liman, a member of the Civil JTF.

“There were 60 farmers who were hired to harvest rice in the rice fields. Forty-three were massacred and six were injured, ”Liman said.

Eight others were missing, allegedly abducted by jihadists, the agency reports, Liman said.

The bodies were taken to the village of Zabarmari, two kilometers away, where they would be stored before the burial on Sunday, said resident Mala Bunu, who was involved in the search and rescue operation.