By Ella Makondo
There have been fresh calls for the sacking of the country’s service chiefs by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) following the horrific killing of 43 rice farmers at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday.
GWG had earlier reported that at least 43 farmers who were working on their rice fields were beheaded by Boko Haram terrorists in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the State capital on Saturday.
The report further stated that the 43 victims were killed with their throats slit.
President Buhari had in a statement on Saturday night through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, condemned the killing by the terrorists as ‘insane’ and ‘senseless’, saying he was hurt by the incident.
He also said that he has given all the needed support to the armed forces to take necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.
But disappointed by the government’s response, Nigerians have again taken to the social media to slam the President and his service chiefs over what the repeated killings.
Some said it was shameful that nobody has been sacked a day after the tragedy, blaming the President for not addressing the nation on the tragedy.
It would also be recalled that the Senate had asked the service chiefs to step down following the killings of civilians and soldiers in parts of northern Nigeria.
GWG gathered some of the reactions