At the very least 15 individuals who specialised in looking grasshoppers popularly known as ‘Fara’ in Hausa have been slaughtered within the bushes between Gubio and Mobbar Native Authorities Areas of Borno state by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect. Sources have stated.
The incident which occurred per week in the past have brought about shortage and raised the value of the commodity in Maiduguri, the state capital, as a small measure of fried Fara which stood at N500 prior to now now gross sales between N1200 and above.
In accordance with a safety supply who had been mobilized to the scene instructed our Correspondent that the insurgents clashed with the victims within the bushes close to Kareto group, north of the state.
This incident is coming barely two weeks when the navy of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ reopened the Maiduguri- Gubio- Damasak highway for motorists.
The supply revealed that “15 individuals have been killed by terrorists whereas combing bushes round Kareto space to hunt grasshoppers.
“When the grasshopper hunters had been within the bush, some group of terrorists immediately appeared and began capturing sporadically, after which they killed one of many hunters earlier than slaughtering 14 and fled with out no arrest”. The supply mentioned.
Additionally talking on the killings, Mrs. Hanatu Jauro who fries Fara in Maiduguri, advised our Correspondent in an interview that because the incident occured, she have been discovering it very tough to get the commodity on the market, as one among her buyer was amongst these killed within the ambush.
All effort to get affirmation from the Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku proves abortive as his cellular phone strains weren’t reacheable at press time
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