ABUJA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Five local farmers were buried on Monday in a village in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno following an attack by Boko Haram group, several sources said.
The farmers were shot dead while working on their farm earlier in the day at Shamawa village in Konduga local government area, about 35 km south to Borno's capital, Maiduguri, one security source said.
One farmer who escaped during the gun attack went to town with the news, the source, who preferred to be anonymous said of the latest violence by the terror group.
Several bullet wounds were seen on the body of each of the deceased farmers, said another source who helped in recovering the bodies and immediately prepared for burial.
Boko Haram is known for its agenda to maintain a virtual caliphate in the most populous African country.