At least 110 killed’ in attack on farm workers in jihadist-ravaged northeast Nigeria

A weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, the deadliest attack on civilians this year.

The attack, in a state gripped by a jihadist insurgency for more than 10 years, took place the same day as long-delayed local elections in the state.

“I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians carried out by non-state armed groups in villages near Borno State capital Maiduguri,” Edward Kallon said in a statement.

“At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” he added. Initial tolls indicated 43 and then at least 70 dead from Saturday’s massacre.

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