Recently, Governor Babagana Zulum led his kinsmen to bury corpses of farmers killed by Boko Haram insurgents. But, a Nigerian Journalist, Babajide Otitoju, is disputing the official death toll.
It is barely 24 hours since 43 corpses, with slit throats, were discovered in Borno State. The bodies belonged to farmers and fishermen, in an area that was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents.
The attack took place in Koshebe, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. According to Babajide Otitoju, attacks of this nature have become common in many areas like Auno and Jere, which is very close to Maiduguri, the State Capital.
While it was earlier reported that 43 bodies were found and over 60 persons were missing, he has now estimated the death toll at 66.
The Nigerian journalist has been in some of the most dangerous places in Borno State. His reports were confirmed by a lawmaker from Borno and by first-hand information from residents of the areas.
Some of them confided in him that many incidents of killings by the terrorists have been unreported for many months.
He shared the following on his official Facebook account:
“Journalists Hangout topics for Sunday 29th November 2020. Time 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
66 farmers and fishermen beheaded in Borno state, as kidnappers run riot across Nigeria, abduct 1,570 people in 11 months.”