Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has condemned Saturday’s gruesome massacre against 43 farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State by terror group, Boko Haram.
President of the Christian body, Samson Ayokunle said this in a statement released by his spokesperson, Bayo Oladeji on Friday.
The statement described the killings as satanic and inexcusable from the government that should have prevented its occurrence.
It lamented the insecurity of the nation and blasted the payment of harvest fees to terror groups.
The statement reads:
“To us at CAN, 43 casualties was not only frightening but inexcusable by those who should have prevented it. The massacre was wicked and completely satanic.
“A situation where farmers are being taxed by the terrorists and bandits before they are allowed to work on their farms is unprecedented and it must be stopped by the government before it is too late.
“We are in a recession in the country, yet, criminals are still preventing farmers from going to farm to harvest. We are not aware of any country where similar lawlessness is taking place without being adequately checked.”
“Why should we be watching for a nation well situated by God to become a land that is swallowing its inhabitants?”, the statement further said.
NewsWireNGR recalls that about 43 rice farmers were beheaded in the attack, which began on Saturday morning in the village of Zabarmari, in the Jere local government area of Borno state.