Reacting to the recent killing of 43 farmers in Borno, President Muhammadu Buhari, today ordered the Armed Forces to take the fight to the insurgents on a continuous basis until the war against terrorism is won.
Taking to his official twitter account, Buhari said, “we will intensify our cooperation with neighbouring countries on bilateral and multilateral levels, to ensure that there is no hiding place for the terrorists”.
“As we mourn all the lives lost in Zabarmari, the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents, not on a one-off, but on a continuous basis, until we root out the terrorists”, the President continued.
He further noted that “nothing is more important than ensuring the security of lives and property of Nigerians. Everything is secondary when security is at stake. I will ensure that more resources are made available to the military and other security agencies to prosecute the war against terrorism”.
43 rice farmers were killed on Saturday, November 28, 2020 by suspected Boko Haram insurgents were on their farms on Saturday to harvest their products.
It was reported that the farmers who were attacked on their field on Saturday were first tied before being slitted on their throats.
While 43 are confirmed dead, others are suspected to have been kidnapped or to have escaped during the incident.
The incident which is one out of the many cases experienced in the north as made residents and leaders of religious and traditional groups to continuously cry out to the federal government to find a lasting solution to the increased rate of insecurity in the north, as the north is no longer a safe abode for anyone.