US Condemns Borno Killing, asks FG To Arrest Culprits
The United States of America has condemned the deadly killing of farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State on
Saturday by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that left 43 people dead.
In a statement issued on Monday, the US Embassy in Nigeria asked the Federal Government to unravel
the killers of the slain farmers, adding that they should be brought to book.
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While commiserating with the victims of the attack, the US explained that it stands with the Nigerian
government in efforts to fight terrorism in the country.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria.
The United States offers our deepest condolences to the victims family.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Mr. Edward Kallon had in a statement on Sunday, also condemned
the assault, calling for the immediate release of several persons who were kidnapped.
Kallon further stated that such direct attacks against innocent civilians jeopardize the ability of the most
vulnerable people to survive the adversity they are facing which the UN is striving to alleviate.
According to him, such direct attacks against innocent civilians jeopardize the ability of the most vulnerable
people to survive the adversity they are facing which the UN is striving to alleviate.
I strongly condemn this attack and any act of violence against innocent civilians and I firmly urge all actors
on the ground to respect international laws and humanity,” Kallon said.
“The entire UN system and the humanitarian community working to provide life-saving and development
assistance to the most vulnerable in Borno State is outraged by the incident,” he said.
“It is, unfortunately, one of too many such attacks targeting farmers, fishermen, and families who are
trying to recover some livelihood opportunity after over a decade of conflict.
But the defence spokesman, Major-General John Enenche faulted the UN figures on the casualty,
noting that the military’s count still stood at 43.
“I have to respond, it is coming from the United Nations,” he said. “This is a source that identified
itself that 110 persons specifically were killed.”
According to him, military officials accompanied Governor Babagana Zulum to the site of the killings were the
43 bodies were counted.