President Muhammadu Buhari has described as insane the killings of 43 farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari by Boko Haram terrorists in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.

The AFP had reported the incident on Saturday.

In a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed grief over the massacre.

“President @MBuhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane.

“I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State.

“The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls Rest In Peace.”

Buhari said his government had given all the needed support to the armed forces “to take all necessary steps to protect the country’s population and its territory.”