Slain Farmers: Take the fight to Boko Haram, Buhari orders military


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the armed forces to take the fight against terrorism to Boko Haram members.

Mr Buhari gave the order Monday while reacting to the recent killing of rice farmers by members of the terrorist group.

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The terror group striked at the weekend and reportedly beheaded 43 farm workers who where on duty.

Reiterating his earlier comment on the incident as senseless, the Nigerian leader promised to make available more resources needed to combat the proscribed group, this is despite worsening insecurity bedeviling the nation.

“Nothing is more important than ensuring the security of lives and property of Nigerians. Everything is secondary when security is at stake,” Buhari said in a statement he posted on Facebook this evening, adding: “I will ensure that more resources are made available to the military and other security agencies to prosecute the war against terrorism.”

“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.

“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 I noted earlier, the massacre by Boko Haram in Zabarmari is nothing short of senseless, barbaric, gruesome and cowardly. It reinforces our resolve to root out all forms of insurgency and insecurity not just in Borno but everywhere across Nigeria,” the president added.

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