Boko Haram killed 1,900 herdsmen in Borno

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Boko Haram terrorists killed 1,900 herdsmen in Borno state in the last four years.

Al-Hayah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (ACBAN), in Borno,  the umbrella organisation for herdsmen gave the figure in Maiduguri.

“Al-Hayah cattle rearers is a tribal association meant represent and protect the interest the Shuwa and Koyyom, a second largest ethnic groups of  in Borno.

Alhaji Ibrahim Mafa, The Chairman of the Association,   made the disclosure in an interview with the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

Mafa said that members of the association also lost about 169, 000 cows, 63, 000 rams, goats and sheeps to the terrorists

“We also  lost about 400, 000 sacks of grains while a lot of our members have been displaced.

The Chairman who lamented the high number of herdsmen killed by the terrorists said  property worth hundreds of millions were damaged and destroyed.

“Our hardsmen have lost cows, properties and houses worth about  N26 billion in 10 local government areas in Northern Borno.

“These areas include Kala balge, Marte,Mafa,Munguno, Bama, Konduga and Gwoza  among others.

“We are therefore appealing to the government to come to the aid of our people who are in dire need of help.

“Some of our  stolen animals are kept around Dikwa town before being smuggled to other parts of the country for sale into naighboring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroun Republic, “said Mafa.