The lawmaker representing 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, who disclosed this on Thursday while flagging off the distribution of farm inputs to farmers in his constituency, said farmers were being killed on a daily basis to deter them from harvesting.
“Six were killed on September 9th, two were slaughtered on September 16th, and two were killed yesterday while I was busy condoling the families of the victims before we left Goza town.
“Our farmers labored for three to four months to clear the fields and cultivate their farmland without such incidents, but suddenly, the killings started when farmers prepared to bring their farm produce home,” he said.
The lawmaker said he chose to flag off the input distribution to encourage farmers to defy all odds and continue with their farming activities.
Daily Trust reports that 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.