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Osinbajo finally reacts to massacre of Borno farmers by Boko Haram, reveals what will be done

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the killing of 43 farmers in their rice farm in Borno State at the weekend.

Osinbajo said that the Buhari administration will not relent but will do all it takes, including putting news ideas on the table to secure the country.

According to his Spokesman, Laolu Akande, the Vice President addressed reporters in Lafia, Nasarawa State where he is on a one-day official visit.

“I spoke to the Governor, Governor Babagana Zulum and the former Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima to express my condolence, but more importantly, to try and think through ways of dealing with this kind of random attacks ” Osinbajo said.

“It’s important to understand also that we will probably need to keep reviewing the conventional means of dealing with some of these issues, these security challenges, especially the randomness.

“Which is why the President has said that he is taking a serious look at how to deal with the issues, especially the randomness: some insane person goes into a place and shoots people, that is not the sort of thing that you are prepared for conventionally.

“We have to do a lot more local intelligence and some of the community policing efforts we are planning on, so that information is supplied faster, especially at the local level and then a reaction will then be possible.

“It is a major tragedy; it’s a very unfortunate thing and our hearts are with the family of those who were killed in such a terrible manner.

“We are very confident and the Federal Government will continue to do what it needs to do especially in terms of trying to ensure security in the Northeast and all over Nigeria.

“You’ve heard the President and what he has to say, especially some of the new ideas around security and the security architecture which we are trying to put in place. We will get there.”


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