Three peasants were beheaded Saturday by unidentified gunmen in the state of Taraba, eastern Nigeria, local media reports.
The crime occurred in Yelwa Village, Jalingo Local Government Area, Taraba State. Peasants working in a rice field on behalf of Alhaji Musa Umar, a Nigerian businessman were surrounded by men with guns and knives.
« We were working when people came around and started firing, » said Umar Isiyaka, one of the survivors cited by online bodies, including the Daily Trust.
Assessment of the attack: three dead among the peasants. But « two of us were lucky enough to escape into the bush and the other three (Muhammad Adamu Daba, Shehu Shayaro and Adamu Gambo) were shot and beheaded by the attackers, » Isiyaka admitted to the hospital. for injuries during the attack.
Difficult for now to get the opinion of the Taraba police, because his spokesman David Misal was still unreachable at the time of the facts, say the Nigerian media.
Inter-community clashes, suicide bombings … Nigeria has for centuries been facing a serious security crisis with humanitarian consequences that could degrade its status as Africa’s leading economy.