Boko Haram Claim Responsibility For Massacre Of 78 Farmers In Borno

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released a new video in which it said its fighters killed 78 farmers in Zabarmari area near Maiduguri in Borno state.

On Saturday armed men on motorcycles led a brutal attack on farmers harvesting in rice fields.

At least 43 bodies of the victims were recovered and buried on Sunday.

In the video seen by the BBC, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of a Boko Haram faction – who masked his face – said that the group carried out the attack on the farmers at the weekend.