By Christiana Ekpa
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari village of Borno state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
In a statement on Sunday, the Deputy Speaker commiserated with the government and people of Borno State over the unfortunate attack on innocent farmers who have heed the call of the federal government for self sufficiency in rice farming
The statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Mohammed Puma, quoted Wase describing the killing as painful and highly regrettable, especially at this period when the country is striving hard to feed itself.
“My deepest condolences are with the families who lost their loved ones in this callous act. These senseless killings are painful, condemnable and unpardonable. I pray that the Almighty Allah will accept the souls of all those who lost their lives in these unfortunate incidents,” he said.
While calling on the security agencies to redouble their effort in protecting all citizens, he also prayed to Almighty Allah to grant their families the fortitude to bear their untimely deaths.