Nigeria: Eight youths are killed in Borno by Boko Haram
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
On Thursday, youths from four communities in Borno State’s Mafa and Jere Local Government Areas were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
Four of the young people were reportedly in Tamsu-Ngamdu, two in Baram-Karuwa, and one in Shuwari, all in Mafa LGA. One of the young people was killed in Muna, Jere LGA.
Sherif Goni, a Tamsu-Ngamdu resident, told reporters on Friday, “One of the youths, just about 16 who said he was spared by the killers to come and report the story, said those killed all had their hands tied at the back and shot.”
Babagana Zulum, the state governor, expressed condolences to the mourning communities on Friday and promised that the government would not be discouraged in its efforts to end the state’s insecurity.
In order to make farming and other economic endeavors easier, the government is fine-tuning insecurity prevention strategies.
Zulum stated, “Farmers should also augment the efforts of the government and design their respective community strategies for fighting insecurity.”
He instructed security personnel to remain unaffected by the resurgence of terrorist activities, and all farmers were instructed to leave their farms by 5 p.m. and return by 6 a.m.
On June 15, approximately 15 farmers from Molai and nearby communities in the state’s Konduga LGA were killed by suspected insurgents.