More than 40 farmers and fishermen have been killed in a brutal series of executions by suspected extremists in Nigeria.
The sickening atrocity is said to have been committed by the fundamentalist group Boko Haram after farmers opposed attempts to extort money.
Victims were reportedly decapitated and their throats slit after being picked up by militants.
According to authorities, about 20 people are still missing.
According to reports in Nigeria, the massacre was committed in revenge after a Boko Harem shooter was captured after demanding money and food.
The attack took place in Garin Kwashebe, Borno State, in the north of the country.
Heartbreaking photos show a mass funeral after the mass murders.
When news of the massacre came out, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said, “I condemn the murder of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno state.
“The whole country has been hurt by these senseless murders.
“My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief.”
Ahmed Satomi, a member of the House of Representatives, said at least 44 funerals have been held today.
He said, “Farmers and fishermen were murdered in cold blood.
“More than 60 farmers were affected, but we have received only 44 corpses from the farms so far.”
He continued, the New York Post continues, “A lone gunman who was a member of Boko Haram came to harass the farmers by ordering them to give him money and cook for him too.
While he waited for dinner to be ready, the moment he stepped into the toilet, the peasants grabbed his rifle and tied him up.
“They later turned him over to security. But unfortunately the security forces have not protected the brave farmers. ‘
No group has yet admitted responsibility for the massacre.