Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno

Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno

The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), has condemned the killing of farm workers in Borno state.

PUNCH had previously reported that Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and wounded six in rice fields near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state on Saturday.

In a statement by his senior special assistant in media and advertising, Garba Shehu, the president expressed his grief at the murder of farmers in the rice fields in Zabarmari, in the local Jere government of Borno state, and described the killings terrorists like crazy.

The statement was titled: “President Buhari condemns the killing of Boko Haram farmers in Borno state like mad.”

The statement quoted Buhari as saying: “I condemn the murder of our farm workers by terrorists in Borno state. The whole country is hurt by these senseless murders. My thoughts are with their families in this time of pain. May their souls rest in peace.”

The statement added that the President had provided all the necessary support to the armed forces “to take all the necessary measures to protect the population of the country and its territory.”

The attackers had reportedly tied up the agricultural workers and cut their throats.

“We have recovered 43 bodies, all of them euthanized, along with another six with serious injuries,” militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.

“It is certainly the work of Boko Haram that operates in the area and frequently attacks farmers,” Kolo added.

The victims were workers from Sokoto state in northwestern Nigeria, about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) away, who had traveled northeast to look for work, said another militant, Ibrahim Liman, who gave the same price.

Source: – Punch ng

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