DHQ says 43 Borno farmers killed, faults UN report

DHQ says 43 Borno farmers killed, faults UN report

- Report had surfaced on Saturday, November 28, that some farmers were attacked and killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

- The number of dead farmers is now a subject of disagreement between the UN and DHQ

- Specifically, DHQ said the report by the UN in incorrect as the number of deaths is not up to 110

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The report by the United Nations that 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in Borno state on Saturday, November 28, has been rejected by the Defence Headquarters.

The rejection was voiced by the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche.

According to him, 43 corpses were recovered from the incident scene in the Zabarmari area of the northeast state.

DHQ faults UN report, says 43 Borno farmers killed
The Defence Headquarters faulted a report by the United Nations that 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in Saturday. Photo @DefenceInfoNG
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He disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme.

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“I knew it (the issue) is going to come up particularly because it is coming from the United Nations and not a source that does not want to be identified. This is a source that has identified itself that a 110 specifically (were murdered).”

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have faulted the position of DHQ over the latest development.

Olawale Toyin wrote:

"This government is highly irresponsible, they keep on faulting Lekki shooting whereas innocent citizens are dying day by day. Northern youths that are hell-bent supporting this clueless PMB led government too are feeling the heat in their backyard."

Oladipupo Emmanuel Akinola added:

"DHQ, don't waste your energy on UN, Mr. Lai Muhammed already planning to write a letter of protest to UN and also sanction UN.
"It is even fake news that Boko Baram that Buhari has eradicated completely killed those farmers. Those farmers died of eating too much rice. Buhari is doing very well in the north and every part of the north is safe and peaceful."

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Taiwo Peter Nnaji

"It doesn't matter whether UN said is thousands or not, all we know is that there is massacre there by the Boko Haram terrorists, so no debate about how many. The question is that you all with high ranks are not helping the matter. We want the chief of army staff to resign and followed by president Buhari immediately"

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari came under fire from Nigerians over the increased insecurity across the country, especially in the northern region.

Citizens on Sunday, November 29, lamented over the frequent kidnapping, and killings by bandits, Boko Haram insurgents, accusing the president of failing to keep the people safe.

This is coming hours after suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed 43 farmers on rice fields in Borno state.

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