According to a modus operandi favored by the jihadist organization Boko Haram, at least 110 civilians, mostly farmers, were killed and some had their throats cut, in Nigeria.
At least 110 civilians were killed on November 28 in an attack by gunmen of farmers in the village of Koshobe in northeast Nigeria. A region plagued by a jihadist insurgency since 2009, according to a report released by the UN on November 29. The modus operandi raises fears of a new killing perpetrated by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
“Armed men arrived on motorcycles and carried out a brutal attack on men and women working in the fields in Koshobe,” UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said, adding: “At least 110 civilians were cruelly killed, and many more injured in this attack. ”
At least 36,000 dead since 2009
Agricultural workers who worked in the rice fields of the village of Koshobe, not far from the provincial capital Maiduguri, were tied up and slaughtered. Loggers, farmers and fishermen are prime targets of the terrorist organization, which accuses them of cooperating with militias fighting jihadists in the region.
Since 2009 and the insurgency of the Islamist group Boko Haram, more than 36,000 have been killed and more than two million people have had to flee their homes.