Not less than three farmers were reportedly killed, with others injured by suspected herdsmen who have been ransacking farmlands around Gubio villages in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
According to a report by Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, the armed herdsmen on Thursday November 3, stormed the settlement of Modu Mairamti and fought the villagers, burning their houses and farmlands for stopping them to destroy their farm produce.
A sources told Zagazola Makama that the herders who are notorious for damaging farmlands also attacked some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force who tried to stop them from destroying the farmlands.
One Member of Civilian Joint Task Force said that the herders attacked them with bow and arrows, smashing their vehicles and chasing them with guns.
“The criminal herders used machetes, Ak47 and poisoned arrows to assault us for resisted the unlawful invasion of farms,” the source said. “We have so far, arrested one of them.”
He lamented that the invasion of the criminal herders and cattle from neighbouring countries into farmlands in Borno was something that had been giong on for so long unabated.