The Al-Hayah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria said about 1,900 herdsmen were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in separate attacks in four years in Borno.
Alhaji Ibrahim Mafa, Chairman of the Association, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday said that members of the association also lost about 169,000 cows; 63,000 rams; goats and sheep to the insurgency.
He said some of the stolen animals were kept around Dikwa town for onward transportation to other parts of the country for sale in neighbouring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
“We also lost about 400,000 sacks of grains and a number of our members were displaced.
“Our herdsmen have lost cows, property and houses worth about N26 billion in 10 local government areas in Northern Borno.
“These areas include; Kala Balge, Marte, Mafa, Munguno, Bama, Konduga and Gwoza.
“We are, therefore, appealing to the government to come to the aid of our people who are in dire need of help,” the chairman said.