Militants of notorious terror group, Boko Haram, have slaughtered four women in a remote village in Borno state, local vigilantes said on Saturday.
It is reported that on Friday evening, about 14 fighters of the Islamic death cult, stormed Mairari village, 80 kilometres from Maiduguri, on seven motorcycles.
The insurgents picked four women – aged between 27 and 45 – from their homes and slit their throats, Babakura Kolo, a vigilante told AFP.
He said: “They went into four homes while residents were breaking their fast around 7:00 pm, brought out the four women and slaughtered them.”
“We believe the killings were targeted, the gunmen were from all indications after the husbands of the women.”
“They killed the women when they didn’t find their husbands”.
Similarly, Musa Ari, another vigilante, said:
“The general feeling is that the women’s husbands either refused to accept Boko Haram’s invitation to join their ranks or the group suspects them of passing information about them to the authorities,” Ari told AFP.