President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
“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.”
President Buhari said 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.”
Boko Haram beheaded 43 farmers in one of the most horrific mass murders in the history of the insurgency.
The barbaric incident happened this evening in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The bodies of the 43 victims, all of whom had their throats slit, arrived Zabarmari.
Residents, however, insisted they would not be buried until the state governor saw their bodies. Zabarmari is located in Jere LGA, approximately 20 km from the garrison city of Maiduguri.