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Boko Haram jihadists kill 14 farmers in NigeriaNigeria

Boko Haram jihadists kill 14 farmers in NigeriaNigeria
Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed 14 farmers in restive northeast Nigeria, members of a government-backed militia said Tuesday.

Breaking News: Buhari nominates Lauretta Onochie as INEC commissioner Related Trader in court for allegedly biting off tip of woman’s ear Truck crushes 4 on Sagamu-Ogijo road Sanwo-Olu sets up trust fund for victims of police brutality Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed 14 farmers in restive northeast Nigeria, members of a government-backed militia said Tuesday.Boko Haram and rival group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have increasingly targeted loggers, herders and fishermen in their violent campaign, accusing them of spying and passing information to the military and the local militia fighting them.The violence spread into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting a regional military coalition to fight the militants.They left him for dead,” Babakura Kilo, a leader of the anti-jihadist group, said.

The insurgents captured the farmers as they tended to their crops during the early afternoon, giving them no room to escape, said another member Ibrahim Liman who gave the same death toll.At least 36,000 people have been killed in the jihadist conflict which displaced around two million from their homes since 2009.

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