At least six farmers were abducted in Mafa, a town in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, by fighters suspected to be members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), on Wednesday.
An Intelligence Officer, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, that the victims who were mostly Displaced Persons, went missing after they went to their farm at Bulagarji village, located some kilometers away from Mafa town.
Relatives of the victims, who confirmed the incident, said the insurgents attacked the farmers in the wee hours on Wednesday and took them to an unknown destination.
One of the relative who chose to be anonymous said that the ISWAP were demanding for N5million ransom before they release the victims. Similarly, one Mallam Muhammad, a resident behind university of Maiduguri who was kidnap in his farm on Saturday 13 August 2022 has been slaughtered by his abductors.
A family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the kidnapper’s call his family to demand for the sum of five million naira but his family could not raise the money as they could only be able to raise 3 million Naira. The kidnapper’s rejected the sum and later call his family to pick his dead body.