Amnesty International Says 10 Women Still Missing in Zabarmari Killings

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Amnesty International, 10 Women, Still Missing, Zabarmari Killings

Amnesty International Says 10 Women Still Missing in Zabarmari Killings

Amnesty International has said that 10 women working in the rice farms where Boko Haram terrorists slaughtered 110 persons are still missing.

The organisation in a tweet on Sunday stated that 16 out of the victims were IDPs.

It tweet read, “Boko Haram and other armed groups must renounce their unlawful and vicious campaign of violence against civilians. The Nigerian authorities, for their part, must do more to protect civilians and bring the perpetrators of all such attacks to justice.

“Amnesty International’s findings show that, of the 43 farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram yesterday, 16 were Internally Displaced Persons resident at Farm Centre IDP Camp while 10 women working in Kwashebe rice farm are still missing after the attack.”

The Punch reported a resident, Hassan Mohammed, to have said the insurgents met the farmers at their rice fields  and gathered them at  Kwashebe, a village four  kilometres from Zabarmari. He said the insurgents shot some of them and slaughtered others.

Another resident, Labbo Tahiru was reported to have said “We are rice farmers in this locality. We have not had this tragic experience before, although we have had some encounters with these insurgents.”

According to him, before the attack, there were intelligence reports  indicating the terrorists were planning the attack, but  soldiers only embarked on their regular patrol in the area.

 

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