President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “insane” the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
President Buhari, while reacting to the incident late on Saturday night, voiced grief over the terrorists killings.
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“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,” the President said in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.
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.”