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December 9, 2023

Borno Lawmaker Laments Killing of Ten Farmers in 10 Days

The lawmaker of Goza, Damboa and Chibok federal constituency in the National Assembly, Usman Ahmed Jaha, has decried the killing of 10 farmers in 10 days in Goza Local Government Area of Borno State.

The lawmaker disclosed this on Thursday while distributing farm inputs to farmers in his constituency, where he noted that farmers were being killed on a daily basis to scare them from harvest.

In his words: “Six were killed on September 9th, two slaughtered on September 16th, and two killed yesterday when I was busy condoling families of the victims before we left Goza town.

“Our farmers laboured for three to four months to clear the field and cultivate their farmland without such incidents, but suddenly, the killings started when farmers prepared to bring their farm produce home.”

The farm inputs distribution, he explained, was meant to encourage farmers to defy all odds and continue with their farming activities.

Earlier in his own remarks, the Deputy Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur, appreciated the lawmaker for encouraging the farmers through input distribution, while urging the beneficiaries to put them into good use

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