Suspected Boko Haram terrorists, yesterday, beheaded 43 farmers at a rice plantation in Borno State.
The insurgents were also said to have destroyed the rice plantation after slaughtering all the farmers in yet another major attack in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, however, reacted to the reported slaughter of the farmers. He 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.
In the president’s verified twitter handle @MBuhari, the president 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.”
Also reacting yesterday to the dastardly slaughter of 43 farmers, Amnesty International in a tweet condemned the targeting of civilians, saying it shows the group’s contempt for human life.
The body, therefore, urged Boko Haram to “end its campaign of vicious and unlawful killings of civilians”.