Zabarmari: Buhari sends condolence delegation to Borno
NEWS DIGEST – A Federal Government delegation led by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State on Monday on a condolence visit over the killing of farmers at the weekend by terrorists.
Recall that during the weekend, the Boko Haram insurgents had beheaded no fewer than 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State, about 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
The United Nations described the attack as “the most violent attack” targeted at civilians in 2020.
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This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Ola Awoniyi.
According to the statement, members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Ministers of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello; Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali-Pantami, and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri.
Others included the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President, Garba Shehu.
The delegation was received on arrival at the Airport by the Borno State 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 incident.