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Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condemned the Killing of over 46 farmers in Zabarmari, Jere local government area in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday 28th of November 2020.
In a letter to the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, the former Governor of Lagos State commiserated with him over the gruesome murders, calling the act callous and satanic.
The statement which was made available to Newsmen reads in part;
‘The said the cold-blooded murder of the innocent farmers, toiling to eke out a living for themselves and their families and provide food security for our nation was not only callous but satanic.’
‘It is with utmost sorrow and distress that I commiserate with you on the dastardly and inhuman killing of dozens of farmers in Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, on Saturday 28th of November 2020.’
‘The cold-blooded murder of these innocent citizens, toiling to eke out a living for themselves and their families and provide food security for our nation is not only callous but satanic.’
‘I recall your strident sacrifices to ensure that millions of displaced Borno residents are resettled in their ancestral homes and return to their various occupations. These efforts have not only helped in increasing agricultural output but have also given joy to the displaced.
‘Your Excellency, this unfortunate incident despite your spirited efforts in complementing the efforts of the Federal security forces is a sad reminder that the war against these desperate and blood-thirsty insurgents will require more efforts to win.’
‘My hope and prayer is that Allah will give you the courage to continue to provide succour to your people even in the face of this rather depressing event, the statement read.’
The killing has been condemned by both individuals and organisations, with the UN reporting that the number of those killed surpassed the reported 46, saying that over 110 people were killed by the terrorist group.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK