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Boko Haram militants have killed 14 farmers in Borno State, members of a neighbourhood vigilante group said on Tuesday.

Sources instructed the AFP that on Monday, the rebels captured 15 farmers on their irrigation fields in a village 14 kilometres (9 miles) north of Maiduguri and slit their throats.

‘He killed the farmers, killed 14 while surviving a deep slash. He said they left him that place fro dead,’ said Babakura Kolo, a neighbour of the vigilante group.

The rebels captured the peasants as they took their crops later in the afternoon, leaving them with no place and area to escape, said another member, Ibrahim Liman, who died equally.

Liman said The survivor was taken to the hospital “in a life-threatening condition”, adding that it was a serious incident.

Boko Haram and the rival group, the Islamic State West Africa province, have more and mainly focused on loggers, herders and the fishermen of their violent marketing campaign accusing all of them of spying and sending data to the military and native militias.

No fewer than 36,000 people have been killed during the war since 2009, displacing two million of their properties.

The violence prompted a regional army coalition in neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon to fight the militants.


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