Borno state: Buhari describes the killing of farmers by Boko Haram as insane

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno state by Boko Haram as insane.

Recall, it was reported that about 43 farmers were murdered while an unspecified number of others were unaccounted for when Boko Haram insurgents launched attacks on rice fields at Zabarmari.

Nine of the victims were believed to be settlers in search of greener pasture from Zamfara, seven from Kebbi and eight from Sokoto State while the remaining were indigenes of Zabarmari town.

The victims would be buried today (Sunday).

In reaction, President Buhari condemned the sad incident, adding that the government had given all the needed support to the armed forces “to take all necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.”

The President made the condemnation in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.

President Buhari said: “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State.

”The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief.

”May their souls Rest In Peace.”

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