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No fewer than six farmers were yesterday abducted in Mafa, a town in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, by terrorists suspected to be members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
An Intelligence Officer who opened up to Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad disclosed that the victims who were mostly displaced persons, went missing after they went to their farm at Bulagarji village, located some kilometers away from Mafa town.
Relatives of the victims who confirmed the incident, said the insurgents attacked the farmers in the wee hours on Wednesday and took them to an unknown destination.
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One of the relatives who chose to be anonymous, said that the ISWAP were demanding for N5million ransom before they release the victims.
Meanwhile, a man whose name was given as Mallam Muhammad, a resident behind University of Maiduguri, who was kidnaped in his farm on Saturday 13 August 2022, has been slaughtered by his abductors.
A family member, who preferred not to be named said the kidnappers called his family to demand for the sum of five million naira but his family only raised 3 million Naira.
The kidnappers rejected the money and later called his family to pick his dead body.
He was buried today 18 August, 2022, according to Islam rites.
In a related development, less than forty-eight hours to the terminal closing day of schools in the state, the Jigawa State government has directed the immediate closure of all public schools in the state following a series of security threats.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the state governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar issued the order after receiving a comprehensive report on a possible attack on schools planned by suspected bandits.
The closure of the schools has consequently interrupted the placements and writing of promotional exams by the students.