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Terrorists: Buhari expresses grief over killing of farmers in Borno

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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Nigerian President, Muhammad 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.

In a statement released by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Saturday, as Mr President condemned the killing of hardworking farmers.

According to him, “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.”

According to report gathered, suspected Boko Haram fighters killed at least forty farmers in Borno state, while an unspecified number were also taken away by the criminals.

The farmers were waylaid on their way to their rice farms which they were harvesting before the surprise attack happened.

The attack occurred around Marrabati and Hammayya villages, near Zabarmari in Jere local government of Borno state on Saturday morning.

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