In Jere Local Government of Borno, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields in Zabarmari, labeling the incident as insane.
President Buhari, condemning the shooting, said that the entire country had been affected by the killing and prayed for the souls of the victims to rest, even as he commiserated with their loved ones.
“In a statement by Mallam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant in Media and Publicity, Buhari said: “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in the state of Borno.
“These senseless killings are hurting the whole world. In this moment of mourning, my thoughts are with their relatives. Will Rest in Peace their souls.
Buhari said the government had provided the armed forces with all the required resources “to take all necessary steps to protect the population of the country and its territory.”