No fewer than 19 Fulani herdsmen have been confirmed dead after engaging in a gunfight with Boko Haram terrorists near Ngala, close to Cameroon border.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that these fulani herdsmen were killed while defending their cattles from Boko Haram terroristsBoko Haram terrorists targeting them outside Fuhe Village near Ngala.
According to AFP reports, Anti-jihadist militia leader, Umar Kachalla disclosed that they brought corpse of the late herdsmen to the police.
Kachalla said; “The insurgents killed 19 of the herdsmen in the fight. The herdsmen were subdued by the better-armed Boko Haram gunmen.”
It was further learnt that Boko Haram insurgents returned to Fuhe village after the killings, burning of homes and food supplies.
In the last few months, Boko Haram terrorists have allegedly increased their attack on farmers, herders and loggers who they accused of spying and passing information about them to the military and the local militia fighting them.They’ve also been raiding herding communities and seizing cattles.