By: Muhammed M Malumbe, Maiduguri
A group of eight farmers disappeared after going to their farmlands behind the Borno State University, Njimtilo, a settlement bordering Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday.
Dandal Kura Radio learnt that the families reported the farmers’ disappearance to the Civilian Joint task force.
Based on the report from the families, members of the CTJF in the area mobilised to scout the farms on Sunday, after which they discovered the bodies of eight farmers summarily executed at close range.
In May, the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara unveiled a master plan to expand the Maiduguri metropolis, a garrison that provides safety for residents and displaced persons, and fortified by large military presence and WWII trenches built to stop infiltration and terror attacks.
The attack on the farmers highlights the significant risks faced by vulnerable communities in Borno including those close to fortified garrison towns like Maiduguri.