Boko Harm kills six Nigerian farmers

Boko Haram fighters over the weekend killed at least six farmers who were working on their land near the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to civilian militia members and locals.

Gunmen on motorcycles attacked the group who were preparing their fields for the rainy season outside Amrawa village, 16 kilometres from the Borno state capital on Saturday afternoon.

“The gunmen attacked the farmers with machetes as they were clearing their farms that have been taken over by weed in preparation for the rains which start in few days,” said Ibrahim Liman, a civilian militia member.

Residents raised the alarm and local militia members pursued the attackers to the nearby village of Sojori, eyewitnesses told AFP news agency.

“The vigilantes fought the terrorists and killed four while the rest fled,” said Liman.

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