The Presidency has revealed that the farmers who were killed on a rice field in Zabarmari area of Borno state, last week, should have followed the right process by obtaining military clearance before carrying out their farm activities.
The statement was disclosed by the Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, while speaking to BBC Newsday.
He said that the Nigerian government was sad about the incident, but also added that the people need to be aware and understand what it is like in the Lake Chad Basin area.
He further said that most of the areas that Boko Haram captured and was once in control of, have been freed from the captivity of the bandits, noting that there are some spaces that are still not clear for the return of villagers, who have been displaced.
Shehu said that the little information he gathered from the military authorities, the villagers failed to seek for military advice before throwing themselves out to the bandits.
It could be recall as reported earlier that not fewer than 43 farmers were slaughtered by terrorists while carrying out their farm activities in Borno state.
Social Media Slay Kings Arrested For Robbery, Days After Flaunting Lavish Lifestyle Online (Video)
Two male suspects, Chiboy Ezike, 25, and 23-year-old Chiemere Ajuluchukwu have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for alleged armed robbery and possession of illegal firearms, just few days after the suspects posted their extravagant lifestyle on social media.
CSP Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of the command, confirmed their arrest, disclosing that they were arrested on February 27, while they were operating along Nkpor/Obosi axis.
Reports say the suspects have allegedly to have confessed to be members of a deadly secret cult group called “Supreme Vikings Confraternity.”
Exhibits in their possessions that were recovered include two locally made pistols, 10 live cartridges and phones.
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