Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has condemned in the strongest terms, the killing of about 50 Rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.

Mr Gbajabiamila, who expressed sadness over the killings of the innocent rice farmers, said the incident had once again brought to the fore the need for more military action against the terrorists.

He said it was unfortunate that at a time the country was focusing on self-sufficiency in rice farming; about 50 of the farmers were killed in a most gruesome manner.

In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker commiserated with the families of the victims, the people and government of Borno State over the sad incident.

The Speaker said the House was determined and ready to provide all necessary support, including the ongoing budgeting process to ensure that funds were allocated for the security agencies to carry out their mandate of wiping out the terrorists.

Ibrahim Shehu


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