By Musa Baba Adamu
The Senate Minority Caucus on Monday expressed deep sadness over the gruesome killings of rice farmers in Borno State by the Boko Haram insurgents, saying the resuging terror by the insurgents calls to question the effectiveness of the federal government strategy to take the terrorists.
In a statement by the Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe signed by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom in Abuja, the caucus said it was saddening that the harvest season has now been turned to mourning season.
“We are horrified that our people, particularly the farmers who are toiling tirelessly to sustain the nation’s food security has always become the target of the insurgents.
“This is so horrendous and mind wrenching and of course the unmindful slaughter of our people in such dastardly manner is becoming way too many. It’s embarrassing to the country and calls to question the government’s strategy and capacity to tame the rising wave of insurgency and banditry ravaging a large swath of our dear nation, particularly in the Northern region”, he said.
The caucus, Senator Abaribe said, urges the government to up the ante in the fight against the frightening insecurity occasioned by the resurging Boko Haram insurgents, banditry and kidnapping all over the country.
It added that it is no longer enough for the presidency to always issue tepid statements by the condemning attacks and daily killing of our citizens, saying now is the time to take decisive action and review it’s strategy since it seems the current one has failed woefully.
The caucus however commiserates with the government and people of Borno State, while it pray that God will console the families of the victims.