The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in an article published on social media on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
KanyiDaily had reported how Boko Haram terrorists beheaded 43 rice farmers last Saturday in Borno, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, where Nigerian Army has used as headquarters in the ongoing war against insurgency.
Reacting to the killings in the article, the Nigerian Army said that the Boko Haram attacks were instigated by the international paymasters to “cut Nigeria to size.”
“The recent killing of our people on a rice farm in Borno State was unexpected, inhuman, cowardly, dastardly and sadistic cruelty by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“There is no normal human being that will take pleasure in such inhuman massacre of defenceless and armless civilians, working on their farms; but that is the nature of terrorism and those who sponsor it.
“There is an international conspiracy to cut Nigeria to size and compromise national renegades making attempts to destabilise and dismember Nigeria if possible in subservience to the international paymasters, who are the owners of Boko Haram. They train them, arm them, finance them and supply their logistics.
“Without this treacherous international support of Boko Haram; they would have since been defeated. Yet, we can defeat them through our unity and unflinching support and encouragement of our security forces, particularly the military.”
Meanwhile, Pope Francis has condemned the killing of the Borno farmers, describing the unfortunate incident as a`terroristic massacre’ that offended the name of God.