Boko Haram militants kills 3 farmers, abduct 6 women in Nigeria

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-05 00:38:17|Editor: yan
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ABUJA, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- At least three local farmers were killed following a raid by terror group Boko Haram at a village in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, an official source confirmed on Monday.

The source told Xinhua six women were also abducted during the same attack which lasted a few hours in Rann, a village in Kalabalge local government area of the state on Sunday.

The victims were working on their farm in the village, near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, when the Boko Haram militants attacked them.

While the men were shot dead, the female farmers were taken away by the militants, the source said.

Umar Gamaye, a witness who fled the attack scene, said the Boko Haram militants carried out the raid on motorbikes.

Gamaye said the bodies of his colleagues were recovered during a search by locals.

Rann and some nearby villages had been frequently targeted in a number of attacks by Boko Haram in the past, though successes recently recorded by the Nigerian military had pushed the militants out of some areas to nearby bushes.

Boko Haram, which launched attacks in Nigeria's northeast region a decade ago, is known for its agenda to maintain a virtual caliphate in the most populous African country.