This is indeed a very sad moment in the history of this country the killing of 43 Rice farmers in Borno State This has a very huge implication in the sustenance of government agricultural policies and we as a people cannot fold our hands while this demons kill everyone at will I think some body somewhere needs to be held accountable for this meaningless destruction of life’s and properties I strongly condemn this act of wickedness going on in the land every life is precious before God .Report says boko haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and wounded six in rice fields near the north-east city of Maiduguri on Saturday, anti-jihadist militia told AFP.
The assailants allegedly tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, the militia said. “We have recovered 43 dead bodies, all of them slaughtered, along with six others with serious injuries,” said militia leader Babakura Kolo, who helped the survivors. “It is no doubt the handiwork of boko haram who operate in the area and frequently attack farmers.”
The victims were said to be laborers from Sokoto state in north-west Nigeria roughly 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) away, who had traveled to the north-east to find work, said another militiaman Ibrahim Liman who corroborated the death toll.
he said ”They were 60 farmers who were contracted to harvest paddy in the rice fields. 43 were slaughtered, with six injured, Eight others were missing, presumed to have been kidnapped by the jihadists” Liman said.
The bodies were taken to Zabarmari village, two kilometers away, where they would be kept ahead of the burial on Sunday, said a resident, Mala Bunu who took part in the search and rescue operation.
Meanwhile President, Mohammadu Buhari has condemn the attack, in a tweet by the presidential spokesman Garba Shehu: “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.”