FG's delegation arrives Borno on condolence visit over killing of 43 farmers

FG's delegation arrives Borno on condolence visit over killing of 43 farmers

- President Buhari has sent a delegation to Borno over the gruesome killing of some farmers in the northern state

- The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, led the delegation which includes presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, and some ministers

- The farmers, at least 43 of them, were murdered by the terrorists on Saturday, November 28

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!

A federal government delegation led by the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has arrived in Maiduguri, Borno state, on a condolence visit over the killing of 43 farmers by the Boko Haram terrorists.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Senate president's media aide, Ola Awoniyi, on Monday, November 30.

According to the statement sighted by Legit.ng, members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and ministers of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, communications and digital economy, Ali Pantami.

Read also

Al-Makura reacts to killing of APC chairman, sends message to Lafia people

Boko Haram: FG's delegation arrives Borno on condolence visit over killing of 43 farmers
FG's delegation arrives Borno on condolence visit over killing of 43 farmers. Photo credit: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan
Source: Facebook

Other members are the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), the minister of state for agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri and presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Legit.ng gathers that the delegation was received on arrival at the airport by the Borno state's deputy governor, Usman Umar Gadafu.

The delegation is in Borno, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government, to commiserate and identify with the family of the victims, the government and the people of Borno state over the tragic incident.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the national grief caused by the incident, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the attack proved the present administration's failure to tackle the security threat and challenges posed by Boko Haram, kidnappers and bandits.

The party told President Muhammadu Buhari to "immediately move to Zabarmari in Borno state, empathize with the families of the victims and lead from the front in restoring security in the area."

Read also

Insecurity: These are the foreign agents trying to destabilise Nigeria - President Buhari

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

Similarly, the tragic incident has exposed northern governors to social media criticisms as Nigerians accused them of not prioritising the security of the region.

Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker, said a few weeks ago when the northern governors met, they focused on the #EndSARS protest instead of insurgency which is their major problem.

Can Nigerian Soldiers really not deal with Boko Haram fighters? | Legit TV

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel