Nineteen(19) Fulani herdsmen resisting attempts by Boko Haram insurgents to seize their cattle as punishment for allegedly spying on them for the Nigerian Army have been killed over the weekend outside Fuhe Village near Ngala, in Borno state.
The terrorists who were better-armed not only overpowered the herdsmen, they also rampaged through the community burning homes and food supplies.
Umar Kachalla, leader of the state’s anti-jihadist militia told AFP that corpse of the late herdsmen have been deposited with the police.
“The insurgents killed 19 of the herdsmen in the fight. The herdsmen were subdued by the better-armed Boko Haram gunmen,” he said.
The insurgents, in recent weeks, have stepped-up attacks on farmers, herders and loggers who they believe after spying for the Nigerian military including the local militia fighting them.
They raid herding communities while seizing cattle.
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