Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed no fewer than 15 people in coordinated attacks on two communities in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
The insurgents were said to have stormed Kofa village at midnight and started shooting till about an hour into the early hours of Friday.
They also reportedly attacked Molai Kura and Molai Gana, where they slaughtered some people as many residents fled their homes to hide in nearby bush.
A top member of a vigilante group, Bukar Ali Musty, said farmers were killed while working on farmland in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
He said the farmers were working on their farmland near Molai, on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Thursday when insurgents attacked and beheaded them.
He said, “At least 15 bodies were evacuated this morning, the attacks took place yesterday (Thursday).
“Seven farmers were beheaded while working on their farmland and the attackers also slit the throats of eight other harmless civilians in their homes.”
A member of the civilian JTF who was part of the evacuation team said all stakeholders must wake up to ensure it doesn’t continue.
He said, “It was a sad development considering the progress that we have made in the months without any attacks on communities.
“I was there this morning. I can’t imagine seeing my fellow human being slaughtered like a ram. All those bodies that we recovered were found in the pool of blood and I think we all need to rise to tame this enemy of peace.”