Gunmen suspected to be Boko haram insurgents have killed about 43 farmers working in rice fields in Koshobe village of Jere Local Government of Borno state.
The gunmen were said to have arrived the village on Saturday afternoon executing the farmers while working on their farmlands.
Eye witnesses say this might be the activity of the Boko Haram insurgents as they have frequently attacked farmers in the area.
The military is yet to confirm the incident as the remains of the farmers were brought to Zamabarmari a community close to Maiduguri or funeral prayers.
President Buhari has also condemned as insane the killing of farmers in Borno.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, he said 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.
“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.
“President 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.”