The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has reportedly perpetrated a horrific attack on herders in the Kukawa region of Borno State, resulting in 27 fatalities.
The attackers accused the herders of encroaching on their hideouts and spying for Nigerian military and security agencies, according to a counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama. The victims were beheaded using machetes, and their cattles stolen.
The ISWAP also targeted another group of herders in the same area, killing six and kidnapping seven others in Monguno, who they now hold for a N40 million ransom
In a separate incident in the Katsina State, 14 individuals were abducted by armed assailants while working on a farm in the Modogora community, Batsari Local Council. Local reports suggest that these attacks are part of a broader string of assaults, leading to the abduction of nearly 40 people in one day.
In PLATEAU State, Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka, expressed frustration over the lack of cooperation from locals in supporting police investigations. He urged citizens to follow the example of South East residents who provided crucial information leading to the arrest of 26 alleged Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) men recently.
SOURCE: The Guardian