Skip to main content

Four Nigerian farmers die in Boko Haram attack


Boko Haram members killed four farmers in a drive-by shooting in Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile northeast, local vigilantes told AFP Tuesday.

The insurgents, riding on motorcycles, opened fire on farmers working in their fields in Ngawo Fato Bulamari village outside the state capital Maiduguri, the epicentre of the eight-year jihadist rebellion.

“The Boko Haram gunmen while riding past the farmlands opened fire,” said Babakura Kolo, a member of a militia force fighting the jihadists, of the incident which happened on Monday.

“Four people were killed while many have gone missing and our assumption is that they ran into the bush to escape the attack,” Kolo said.

A militia leader, Ibrahim Liman gave a similar account, saying at least one of the missing farmers later returned to the village.

Last week, a farmer was shot dead while four others were abducted by the Islamists near the town of Konduga, some 40 kilometres from Maiduguri.

The victims were among a group of 20 farmers from a nearby village who went to their fields despite a security warning by the military.

The Boko Haram violence has claimed at least 20,000 lives while some 2.6 million people have fled their homes since 2009, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis in the region.

The displaced rely on food handouts from aid agencies who have had to cut back assistance due to a cash crunch.

The situation has forced many displaced people who have missed three crop seasons to return to their farms in liberated areas despite risk of possible Boko Haram attacks.

AFP

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Check NYSC Senate Approved List of All Institutions for the 2017 Batch ‘B’

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC senate list is out. The portal for verifying the senate approved mobilization list (2017 Batch ‘B’) of various institutions in Nigeria is live.
This is to inform all prospective corps members (2017 Batch ‘B’) that they can now check the senate approved mobilization list of their various institutions on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) portal for free.
See also: NYSC Batch ‘B’ Mobilization Exercise Timetable – 2017
HOW TO CHECK NYSC SENATE APPROVED LIST. 1. Go to NYSC senate list portal at https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc2/VerifySenateLists.aspx 2. Select your Institution. 3. Supply your Matriculation Number and Surname in the required columns. 4. Select your date of birth. Finally, click the ‘SEARCH’ button to access your mobilization status.

2019: How to Obtain and Check your Voters Registration Status With Your Voters ID Number

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has made it easy for Nigerian voters to obtain permanent voter’s cards and check their voters’ registration status.
INEC started the continuous registration process on April 27, 2017 to enable qualified persons to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards,PVCs.
The commission outlined two steps towards obtaining the PVC’s.
The first step is for the qualified Nigerian who had not registered before to do so in the Continuous Voters Registration Phase 2 currently going on in selected states, including the FCT from 9 a.m-3 p.m Mondays to Saturdays.
I love this. One step forward!

If you are a registered voter, check your  status via link below. It is seamless, innovative and reliable. Simply Select your:

1.) State

2.) Surname and

3.) Date of Birth
Click the link below
http://voterreg.inecnigeria.org
If your details are not in the database please go and register. Please, help circulate widely👍

Is Davido A Member Of The Black Axe Secret Cult? Check Out What His Manager Is Saying

Asa Asika, Davido’s country manager,  has rubbished a controversial report which went viral last week that one Tobi Adegoke, a 25-year-old suspected member of the Black Axe cult was lured into becoming a member of the group with promises that joining the group would grant him the rare opportunity of meeting Davido, Vanguard reports. According to the suspect, a budding musician who is currently in police custody after being arrested and paraded alongside 26-other suspected cultists by the Lagos State Police Command last week Wednesday; he fell for the cheap trick because he believed meeting Davido would boost his music career.  “I am an Aiye member (Black Axe). I have been in the cult for about two years. I was told that Davido was a member and if I joined, I will be able to meet him. It was the guy who initiated me that said so. He said he worked for Davido and that it will be easy access for me. But since I joined, I have not met Davido. They told me I’ll become a very popular musici…