Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram continues to spread misery and fear in Africa, killing at least 110 people in Nigeria on Nov. 28, the same day local elections were being held.
Most of the victims appeared to be farm workers.
“The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe,” according to AFP. “The victims were laborers from Sokoto state in northwest Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) away, who had traveled to the northeast to find work.”
“The bodies were taken to Zabarmari village, two kilometers away, where they would be kept ahead of burial Sunday, said Mala Bunu, who took part in search-and-rescue operations,” the wire service added.
“Last month, Boko Haram militants slaughtered 22 farmers working in their irrigation fields near Maiduguri in two separate incidents. Boko Haram and ISWAP, its IS-linked rival, have increasingly targeted loggers, herders and fishermen in their violent campaign, accusing them of spying and passing information to the military and the local militia fighting them.”
The slaughter unfolded reportedly on the same day that local residents were casting ballots for the first time in 13 years to choose local government officials.
“I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State,” Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement. “The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace.”