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Nigeria: Lawmakers summon Buhari over rice farm massacre

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Nigerian lawmakers have summoned the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of some farmers in north-east Borno State.

At least 43 people were believed to have been killed with their bodies recovered on a rice farm, an attack reportedly carried out by Boko Haram.

Lawmakers have been debating the issue and described is as urgent national importance.

Local media reports of many more farmers still missing with the army faulted for not stopping such killings.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack, saying that “the entire country has been wounded by these senseless killings.”

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But the MPs want him to appear before them to brief them and assure the country of ending the crisis.

On Tuesday the lawmakers asked that the president sacks the service chiefs over their failure to secure Nigerians.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over the session said “It is now important that the executive should implement the latest resolutions because they are not frivolous.

“Enough of excuses. Those who have nothing to offer in terms of securing the country, should be shown the way out.  The security of Nigerians should take the centre stage. Time has come to find a  solution.”

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In September, Boko Haram militants slaughtered 22 farmers working on their irrigation fields near Maiduguri in two separate incidents.

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