The United States has condemned in the strongest terms the Saturday killing of 110 rice farmers in Borno State, stating that it stands with Nigeria against terrorism.
It also offered its condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped.
The US Embassy in a statement on Monday titled, ‘US condemns attack in Borno State,’ said, “The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped.
“These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.”
Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission has described the unprovoked and mindless killing of the farmers in Borno State as horrifying and barbaric, “especially at a time all efforts are geared towards restoring peace and order in the troubled North-East zone of the country.”