- A cloud of gloom hangs over Zabarmari community as victims from the latest attack in Borno were laid to rest
- The burial ceremony took place on Sunday, November 29, as the death toll from the attack is yet to be ascertained
- Tragedy struck the community when scores of farmers were killed by Nigeria's terrorist group, Boko Haram
No fewer than 43 farmers who were killed while harvesting their crops in Zabarmari, a Borno state community by men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have been buried.
Hassan Zabarmari, a former chairman of a rice farmers association in Borno state, had earlier confirmed the incident via phone.
This was made known in a post shared on the various social media handles of the Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor Zulum led kinsmen and other residents of the community early Sunday morning, November 29, for the funeral.
The governor during his visit to the community was informed that the death toll from the attack was yet to be fully ascertained.
A resident whose identity was not revealed told the governor that they were burying the bodies of 43, adding that others have not been retrieved from the scene of the incident.
The unidentified resident went on to note that no one can give the exact number of people killed as some are still missing.
While sympathising with the bereaved community, Zulum assured the people that the perpetrators of the evil act will be traced.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report revealed that total deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1,245 in 2019, a 39 percent decline, making it the lowest in the country since 2011.
The GTI report, which was released on Wednesday, November 25 attributed the decline in terrorism deaths and incidents in the country to “a significant reduction in violence attributed to Fulani extremists.”
This year’s report, however, ranked Nigeria, for the sixth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact from terrorism, globally.
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