FG Delegation, NASS Members Visit Borno After Insurgent Attack On Rice Farmers

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A Federal Government delegation led by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan arrived in , Borno State by mid-day Monday a condolence visit over the killing of farmers at the weekend by terrorists.

of the delegation include the of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Ministers of Federal Capital Territory, Bello; Communications and Digital , Ali Pantami, and the for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri.

This was disclosed in a statement signed Monday by Special Adviser to the Senate President Media, Ola Awoniyi.

The statement adds other of the delegation are the Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, and Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President, .

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The delegation was received arrival at the Airport by the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Umar Gadafu.

The Deputy Governor including the former governor of the state Kashim Shetimma later led the delegation to Zabarmari, the community in Jere local government area, where 43 farmers were killed by insurgents.

The delegation included Senators Ali Ndume and Abubakar Kyari; State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ali Bukar Dalori; Whip of the House of Representatives, Tahir Monguno, Rep Abdulkadir Rahis, Ahmed Jaha among other important .

The delegation is in Borno, on behalf of President Muhammadu and the Federal Government, to commiserate and identify with the family of the victims, the Government, and the of Borno State over the incident.

At least 40 farmers were killed on Saturday morning around Marrabati and Hammayya villages, near Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State by terrorists.

The farmers were waylaid on their way to their rice farms which they were harvesting before the surprise attack happened.

Some other farmers were also taken away by the insurgents.

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