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Rice Farmers: Farmers Didn’t Get Military Clearance-Buhari’s Aide



Garba Shehu

A top aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State.

Reacting to the development, Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, blamed the farmers for the fate they suffered, adding that they did not get military clearance before visiting their farms.

Speaking on the issue, Shehu was quoted to have said that though the military is in “full control” of all parts of Borno, the farmers and residents ought to get clearance before visiting certain areas.

Shehu said: “People need to understand what it is like in the Lake Chad area. Much of those areas have been liberated by Boko Haram terrorists but there are a number of spaces that have not been cleared for the return of villagers who have been displaced.

“Ideally, all of these places ought to probably be allowed to pass the test of military clearance before settlers or even farmers resume activities on those fields.”


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