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Nigerian farmers slaughtered, beheaded in retaliation after villagers stand up to gunman – ABC News

At least 110 farmers are dead — including 30 men who were reportedly beheaded — following an attack by suspected Islamist militants in north-east Nigeria.

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Dozens of farmers have been killed including30 men who were reportedly beheaded in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in north-east Nigeria.
Key points:

  • The farmers were reportedly slaughtered in retaliation for refusing to pay extortion
  • A lone gunman had been demanding money and food
  • Ten women are among those still missing

“At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said in a statement.
“The…

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