Zabarmari Killings: 38 More Corpses Retrieved on Monday.
On Monday, at least thirty-eight more corpses were discovered from the scene of Saturday’s manslaughter on farmers by Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno State, sources told SaharaReporters.
The deceased were killed at a rice plantation in Kwashabe village, about 20 kilometres north of Maiduguri. The insurgents were also said to have vandalized the rice plantation after killing the farmers.
The Defense Headquarters claimed only 43 people were killed, but a source told SaharaReporters that the death toll had risen to 81 as 38 more bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams on Monday.
“The army restricted us from capturing the scene with our phones; they know what they are doing, and they know they will be exposed. Today alone, 38 bodies were recovered and it will continue tomorrow.
“What happened here was a human harvest, not massacre, the story media and the government is just lying. They did not even talk about the farm produce and rice plantation that was razed ablaze by Boko Haram. Some bodies can never be recovered because flowing water went away with them.”
The slaughtering of the rice farmers has brought condemnations with some Nigerians calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the country’s Service Chiefs and review the security structure of Nigeria.