Terrorist group, Boko Haram claims responsibility for the attacks carried out at Zabarmari, Borno State.
In a video released on Tuesday, the group’s commander who spoke in the video said that the massacre was done to avenge the killing of its members by Nigerian soldiers.
The group warned civilians to desist from spying against them.
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Boko Haram on Saturday carried out a gruesome massacre against farmers in Zabarmari and killed at least 110 people, the United Nations said, raising tolls initially indicating 43.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the massacre and described the killings as ‘insane’.
“I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace,” Buhari said.
On Monday, he sent a delegate of top-ranking officials to Borno.
He ordered the military to take the fight to Boko Haram.
Through a message delivered by the leader of the delegates, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan to the Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno, President Buhari ordered “the armed forces have been given a matching order to go and root out Boko Haram from wherever they are. This exercise is going to be continuous until we end insurgency in the country,’.