Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram has released a video in which they claimed responsibility for the killing the over 43 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno state last weekend.
In the three minutes 37 seconds video released online, the sect members said they carried out the attack because the farmers arrested one of its members and handed him to the Nigerian military.
“You think you can nab our brother and hand him to soldiers and live in peace? You think Allah will forget what you have done to our brother,” a masked commander of the group asked in the video.
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, the sect members reportedly invaded the rice farmland and killed over 43 farmers. Their hands were before they were beheaded one after the other.