The Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram has released a new video and claiming responsibility for the killing of the over 43 farmers in Zabarmari area of Borno state last weekend.
In the new released three minutes 37-seconds video, titled “a new message”, the sect accused the farmers of arresting one of its members and handing him to the Nigerian military.
“You think you can nab our brother and hand him to soldiers and live in peace,” a masked commander of the group asked in the video. You think Allah will forget what you have done to our brother” a masked commander of the group asked.
The commander also swore that those who have arrested Boko Haram terrorists or have been spying on them and have not repented will be given the same treatment.
“The third message is on those who notoriously nab our brethren and hand them to the military or give them a clue on us. You should know that, unless you repent, what happened to your people is awaiting you”, he warned.
On Saturday, November 28, members of the sect stormed the rice farmland and killed over 43 farmers. They tied their hands before beheading them one after the other.
However, victims of the massacre were buried in mass burial organized by the state governor Babagana Umara Zulum.