Boko Haram kill nineteen Federal Republic of Nigeria herders in clashes: Sources

Boko Haram kill nineteen Federal Republic of Nigeria herders in clashes: Sources

Boko Haram jihadists gunned down nineteen kine herders Sat in northeast Federal Republic of Nigeria, civilian militia sources and residents told fetoprotein on Sunday.

Ethnic Fulani herders, enclosed by a spate of armed attacks targeting their kine, pursued Boko Haram, sparking a fierce fight outside Fuhe village, close to Ngala near to the border with Cameroon.

"The insurgents killed nineteen of the herdsmen within the fight," anti-jihadist militia leader Umar Kachalla told fetoprotein.

Bodies of the slain herders were delivered to the police by militiamen, Kachalla aforementioned.


 
The herders had earlier repelled associate attack by Boko Haram fighters United Nations agency invaded the village to steal stock, killing one amongst the militants, Mada said.

The herders then determined to pursue the jihadists and fight them "once and for all", Mada said, however were swamped.

"The herdsmen were subdued by the higher armed Boko Haram gunmen," he said.

Jihadists then came back to Fuhe village and burnt homes and food provides whereas herds fled, per Ngala resident Abubakar Yusuf, United Nations agency saw the dead bodies at the station.