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We Want Security Not Food Says Zabarmari Residents

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In a touching appeal to the federal government to redouble its effort at providing security against Boko Haram attacks the residents of Zabarmari the Borno community where Boko Haram beheaded over 60 farmers, have asked that more security, rather than food be, provided for them.

Our reporter gathered that the federal government through the ministry of humanitarian affairs had on Tuesday this week delivered trucks of grains and non-food items to the community as relief materials, in a bid to cushion the adverse effects of the attack on the community.

But the grieving residents insisted they wanted the authorities to step up security in the area instead.

Usman Mohammed a 58 year old and farmers who could not go to the farmland on that Saturday because of the local government election said he and his two sons would have been killed also if he had gone to the farm.

Mohammed further explained that some of the victims were youths who had gone to the farm to work for pay.

While recounting how the insurgents came to the farm, a survivor of the attack, Mohammed Hassan said the attackers were few not up to seven.

Another resident Musa Zabarmari 45 years said that the terrorists took advantage of the local government election to strike knowing the attention of the security would be on the exercise.

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