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Buhari reacts ‘angrily’ to Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno



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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area, Borno State on Saturday.

In series of tweets by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, Buhari described the killings as an act of insanity.

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The farmers were working on their rice farms when the Islamic terrorist group struck, killing 43 of them in horrendous manner.

While mourning the farmers who were killed, the President said that the military has been given the needed support to tackle insurgency in Nigeria.

Garba Shehu wrote:

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.

Garba Shehu

“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.”

Garba Shehu

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.”

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