President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 43 farmers by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Koshobe village near Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
In a statement released on Saturday night by the President’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said:
“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.”
It was reliably gathered that the assailants invaded a farm in Koshobe village, tied up the farmers and slit their throats.
While 43 persons lost their lives during the attack, six persons sustained serious injuries. Eight others were also confirmed missing, presumed to have been kidnapped by the terrorists.
Recall that on 14th October, 14 farmers were killed while working on their irrigation fields in Ngwom village, 14 kilometres north of Maiduguri.
Similarly, in October, 8 farmers were slain in their farmlands behind the Borno State University, Njimtilo, a settlement bordering Maiduguri, the State capital.