No fewer than 13 scrap metal collectors lost their lives following a coordinated attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.
POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the Boko Haram terrorists attacked the scavengers on Saturday in Goni Kurmi, Bama Local Government Area (LGA).
The outlaws came in four hilux vehicles and motorcycles, while others arrived on foot. They surrounded the scrap metal collectors before unleashing terror on them.
A source said the victims comprised of 11 males and 2 females.
This newspaper reports that Boko Haram terrorists have repeatedly attacked metal scavengers, accusing them of stealing abandoned properties in deserted communities.
The latest killing brings the death toll to 63 within the past four weeks.
On May 22, the insurgents killed 32 scrap metal collectors at Modu village in Kala-Balge LGA while 23 others were murdered at Mukdala village of Dikwa LGA.