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Garba Shehu asks whether or not farmers killed by Boko Haram bought army clearance earlier than resuming farming.

Garba Shehu asks whether farmers killed by Boko Haram got military clearance before resuming farming

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu reacted to the homicide of scores of farmers in Zabarmari village by asking whether or not the victims received navy clearance earlier than resuming farming.

Mr. Shehu mentioned this while chatting with BBC ‘Newsday’ on Sunday, November 29, hours after the grotesque killings.

Garba Shehu mentioned the federal government was unhappy concerning the tragic incident, however added that the “people need to understand what it is like in the Lake Chad Basin area.”

He insisted that a lot of the realm has been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists but mentioned there are still some areas that haven’t been cleared for the return of villagers who’ve been displaced.

He continued: “The truth has to be said. Was there any military clearance from the military who are in total control of the area?

“Did anybody ask to resume activity?”

Mr. Shehu mentioned he had been briefed by navy authorities that the villagers didn’t search navy recommendation before exposing themselves to “a window that the terrorists have exploited.”

He added: “So ideally, all of these places ought to probably be allowed to pass through proper military clearance before resettlement or even farmers resuming activities on those fields.”

His assertion comes solely hours after a minimum of 43 rice farmers were slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists whereas they had been engaged on their farms.

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