Opposite to the assumption that the victims of the Boko Haram assault final Saturday in Borno have been rice farmers; New info emerged on Friday that they have been insurgent informants and logistical providers suppliers.
Round 48 folks have been reportedly killed on Saturday morning in Zarbamari, a city in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, by the Boko Haram rebels, who later claimed duty for the assault.
The current assault that many believed focused rice growers sparked feedback and condemnations from all walks of life. Additionally on Thursday, Babagana Omar Zolum, Governor of Borno State, disbursed N 600,000 to relations of every of the murdered farmers, whereas Northeast Governors donated 20 million NEDC and Northeastern Growth Fee (NEDC) supplied N 5 million to households
however Malam Kabiru Zana, a resident of Zarbamari, who spoke with this reporter on Friday morning, stated that these affected have been primarily collaborators with Boko Haram who hail from Zamfara and Sokoto states and are usually not farmers.
Logistics suppliers and collaborators with Boko Haram have been killed. They supply them with meals and gasoline. They’re additionally serving to the rebels promote the stolen cows, ”he stated.
Zana, who spoke within the Hausa language, additionally gave particulars about what occurred on the fateful Saturday and the way the deal between the rebels and their former collaborators went.“ Final week, these identical folks have been in Their approach to meet the rebels for motion when the troopers confronted them, and after the troopers couldn’t discover something, they set them free.
"In the meantime, the insurgents who have been ready noticed them with the forces that later killed 5 of them after an ambush, so the rebels accused these males of offering the troopers with Intel. That is the primary purpose the terrorists killed them.
" The rebels known as them for a gathering. On Thursday however they stated they wouldn't be capable to till Saturday. They agreed to fulfill early within the morning 5:00 that day. They even used to carry morning prayers there.
“From there, the rebels started to inform them about these males who used to produce them with meals, and who additionally betrayed them by providing intel to the forces. The traitors in a city would pay the worth for these actions. At that second the rebels ordered everybody to bind. They ordered to not shoot in. Different areas in order to not appeal to forces.
“That was precisely what occurred. He added that the majority of those individuals are collaborators with terrorists. ”
Zana, who was following Boko Haram's actions within the state, stated, though a few of the useless are harmless,“ however only a few of them. I swear that the majority of them are retailers with the rebels. None of them are rice farmers, they’re all in commerce with the rebels. ”
When contacted by cellphone, Governor Babacana Umar Zulum's media assistant, Mr. Ahedjo Abdo Likita, confirmed the revelation.
“ Sure, it has been confirmed that The slaughtered victims have been brokers of Boko Haram, "he informed our correspondent by cellphone, including that additional investigations are being carried out to uncover extra.
When requested concerning the purpose for the governor's progress to disburse cash to the perceived relations of the victims, since they have been cooperating, Lekita stated," The governor didn’t know the truth of the situation till immediately. ”
He stated,“ Everybody was pondering that they have been the true folks in Zubarmari village, ”till the data reached the governor this morning.