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Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by bidierichie: 1:05pm On Nov 30, 2020
Somebody must hear this;

The Presidency, today on Monday stated that the 43 farmers that were killed by Boko Haram on Saturday did not have military clearance to be on the rice farms when the attack happened.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with the BBC on Monday.

He said while not blaming the victims for the incident, the truth must be said.

Shehu said, “The government is sad that this tragic incident has happened. 43 or thereabout of innocent farm workers, most of them had their throats slit by a heartless band of terrorists. People need to know what it is like in the Lake Chad Basin area.

“Much of those areas have been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists but there are a number of spaces that have not been cleared for the return of villagers who have been displaced. So, ideally, all of these places ought to pass the test of military clearances before farmers or settlers resume activities on those fields.”

When asked if he was not blaming the farmers for going to the area, Shehu responded, “Not exactly but the truth has to be said. Was there any clearance by the military which is in total control of those areas? Did anybody ask to resume activity? I have been told by the military leaders that they had not been so advised and certainly, therefore, it was a window that the terrorists exploited.”

The President’s spokesman said terrorists had planted land mines in several places in Borno State and nobody ought to go to these places until the military has cleared such places.

He added, “The military is not present in every inch of space in that area. Even if the people are willing to go back, a lot of those areas have been mined and mine clearance needs to be carried out and those areas must be cast as being ok for human habitation or agricultural activity.”

Source: https://punchng.com/43-farmers-killed-by-boko-haram-didnt-have-clearance-to-farm-buharis-aide/

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Nobody: 1:08pm On Nov 30, 2020
Rubbish! It is now very glaring that this government doesn't care about the lives of the citizens. Is clearance the most important thing here? In fact, clearance kill you there... Some families are crying at the moment just because they lost their bread winners and you are there spitting out horrible nonsense and rubbish. I understand the fact that the military needs to work out somethings but when? Everything is always late.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Burstit(m): 1:09pm On Nov 30, 2020
Clearance kee you dia

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Noneroone(m): 1:09pm On Nov 30, 2020
The zoo

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Bkayyy: 1:10pm On Nov 30, 2020
Their slaughter has been justified.
Next!

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by bidierichie: 1:10pm On Nov 30, 2020
Im kind of wonder, it seems to me that we need clearance from Federal Government to eat now

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Simplehuman: 1:11pm On Nov 30, 2020
Imagine what could come out of someone who is still breathing.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Jashub: 1:12pm On Nov 30, 2020
This man just generated a lousy excuse for the stupid APC-led government.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by zakim(m): 1:13pm On Nov 30, 2020
wickedness

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by omowolewa: 1:14pm On Nov 30, 2020
I hope this is fake news, if not, Nigeria is in danger.

Over 54 farmers doing their legit business believing their Human Rights were well guaranteed and this one says clearance is needed

The shameful part is that those in charge still have their caps on their heads. Joe Biden please accept my application

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by DennisEche(m): 1:15pm On Nov 30, 2020
SHAMELESS AND HEARTLESS MEN, EVEN MOCKING THE DEAD

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by IJOBA2: 1:15pm On Nov 30, 2020
NO TAQIYYA GANG HERE TO COMMENT INTERESTING

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by samincredible44(m): 1:18pm On Nov 30, 2020
Just waiting for the zone bs to come and defend this statement

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Trumpcard05: 1:18pm On Nov 30, 2020
An insensitive comment from the spokesman of a government that has run out of excuses as it continues to flounder in hopeless incompetence.

Unfortunately incompetence is not one of the grounds for voluntarily leaving political office in Africa. If there’s even such a thing as voluntarily leaving political office here sef.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by loveth360(f): 1:20pm On Nov 30, 2020
ZOO

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by bidierichie: 2:31pm On Nov 30, 2020
loveth360:
ZOO

Created by Who?
Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Godfullsam(m): 2:35pm On Nov 30, 2020
He is very stupid.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by expliciit: 3:41pm On Nov 30, 2020
“Military clearance”, this guys always have foolish answers all the time , just to keep defending a failed General in power

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by ExAngel007(f): 3:45pm On Nov 30, 2020
careless talk

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Charmingrascal(m): 3:57pm On Nov 30, 2020
bidierichie:
Somebody must hear this;

The Presidency, today on Monday stated that the 43 farmers that were killed by Boko Haram on Saturday did not have military clearance to be on the rice farms when the attack happened.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with the BBC on Monday.

He said while not blaming the victims for the incident, the truth must be said.

Shehu said, “The government is sad that this tragic incident has happened. 43 or thereabout of innocent farm workers, most of them had their throats slit by a heartless band of terrorists. People need to know what it is like in the Lake Chad Basin area.

“Much of those areas have been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists but there are a number of spaces that have not been cleared for the return of villagers who have been displaced. So, ideally, all of these places ought to pass the test of military clearances before farmers or settlers resume activities on those fields.”

When asked if he was not blaming the farmers for going to the area, Shehu responded, “Not exactly but the truth has to be said. Was there any clearance by the military which is in total control of those areas? Did anybody ask to resume activity? I have been told by the military leaders that they had not been so advised and certainly, therefore, it was a window that the terrorists exploited.”

The President’s spokesman said terrorists had planted land mines in several places in Borno State and nobody ought to go to these places until the military has cleared such places.

He added, “The military is not present in every inch of space in that area. Even if the people are willing to go back, a lot of those areas have been mined and mine clearance needs to be carried out and those areas must be cast as being ok for human habitation or agricultural activity.”

Source: https://punchng.com/43-farmers-killed-by-boko-haram-didnt-have-clearance-to-farm-buharis-aide/


Shameless government blaming the dead for farming in their own Country.


Cursed President

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by mynd1(f): 5:04pm On Nov 30, 2020
This man is a bas*tard.
Allah ya yisa.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by mynd1(f): 5:04pm On Nov 30, 2020
ExAngel007:
careless talk
Very careless. mtcheeww.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Beotse: 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
Idiot

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by HerMajestyCares(f): 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
cry cry cry






AT THIS POINT I CAN CLEARLY SAY THAT NIGERIANS DON'T HAVE A PRESIDENT,
BUHARI IS DEAD.


A PRESIDENT THAT CAN'T ADDRESS A NATION WHEN TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPEN,

AND THOSE THAT WILL COME OUT TO SPEAK ON HIS BEHAVE WILL BE SPEAKING FOOLISHLY,

GOD PLEASE HELP NIGERIA.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by adioolayi(m): 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
One of the most irresponsible statement I've read in 2020.

They need military clearance to enter their own farm, in their own country...where protection of citizens lives and properties should be government's priority


It's really a BIG SHAME we are where we are as a country!

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by kingphilip(m): 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
What I'm I reading here?


Do people now need clearance to farm??

Is it not the same boko haram that have been technically defeated

How loud was this warning sounded? When was this protocol of getting clearance started??

This rice wasn't planted yesterday, neither did boko haram start day before yesterday.

This is really sad coming from this government

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Sysdatek: 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
Chai

It will be harder for another govt to go lower than this

shocked shocked

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by 9jayes: 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
Abi dis one dey mad ni

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by techmo(m): 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
undecided



Garba Shehu, Lai Mohammed, and Femi Adesina are the same people would come on air and tell Nigerians Boko Haram had been degraded, IDPs can return to their villages and farms

Now he's talking about military clearance, even when the village head had notified the Army and the government of the presence of heavily armed men sighted by hunters near by


.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by Korllami007: 5:24pm On Nov 30, 2020
That's why you send your other arm of government the Nigeria Terrorist Force aka Boko Haram to deal with them.

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Re: Garba Shehu: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm by wdacharley(m): 5:25pm On Nov 30, 2020
Garbage shehu,Lauretta, Lai Mohammed fear God nah

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