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.
This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday night by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja.
It quoted the president as saying: “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.”
According to the statement, President Buhari assured that 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.”
The farmers were reportedly beheaded by the insurgents while in their farms harvesting rice.