President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State.
In a statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, Mr Buhari described the terrorist killings as insane.
“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.”
Mr 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.”