MPs summon President Buhari to give massacre briefing. The lawmakers while debating the motion said it was of urgent national importance.
Nigerian MPs have summoned President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of at least 43 farmers in north-east Borno State, local media report.
Most of those killed on the Saturday attack – which was claimed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram – were rice farmers in Zabarmari, a community in Jere Local Government Area.
The United Nations has retracted its initial casualty figure of 110 farmers killed, saying the number was not yet confirmed.
The army has come under heavy criticism following the massacre but blamed lack of equipment for its inability to tackle the insurgency. It also accused residents of working as informants for the militants.
In other news – Nigerian military remains silent on service chiefs sack calls but reacts to UN figure on massacre
Nigerian military remains silent on service chiefs sack calls but reacts to UN figure on massacre. Hashtag #SackTheServiceChiefs is trending after the Saturday massacre in Borno. The funeral of 43 Zabarmari farmers killed by Boko Haram was held on Sunday. The victims have brutally murdered at Koshebe village in Mafa Local Government Area.
The Nigerian military, on Monday, turned down a question about calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Service Chiefs due to Boko Haram and ISWAP attacks…Learn More.