Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was at Zabarmari early morning, today to lead, the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Though the victims lived in Zabarmari a farming community in Jere local government area famous for rice cultivation and local processing they were attacked on Saturday, at Koshebe village, a place in Mafa Local Government Area.
43 corpses were buried, but others have not been retrieved from the scene of the incident.
While addressed the community governor Zulum urged them to accept his deepest sympathy over this carnage.
Speaking to journalists Governor Zulum says, it is disheartening that more than 40 citizens were slaughtered while they were working in their farmlands.
He appealed to the Federal Government to ensure recruitment of more Borno youths in the CJTF and hunters into the Nigerian military and the Civil Defence so that they can form part of the agro rangers that will protect farmers.