Killers of Rice Farmers Must be Brought to Justice, Says ECOWAS Commission

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By Michael Olugbode

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has said that killers of rice farmers in Borno must be brought to justice.

A statement by ECOWAS Commission on Monday, also called for regional, continental and international solidarity to fight terrorism.

The Statement read: “The ECOWAS Commission has learnt with deep sadness of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria on Saturday 28 November 2020 in the village of Kwashabe and other rural communities in the Jere local government area near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

“During the terrorist attacks, more than 100 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others are believed to have been kidnapped.

“ECOWAS is hurt by these senseless killings and ECOWAS Commission condemns vigorously this terrorist attack. ECOWAS Commission calls that the perpetrators of this heinous crime be brought to justice.”

The statement added that: “The ECOWAS Commission restates its appeals for regional, continental and international solidarity with the ECOWAS Member States at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and also with the ECOWAS Commission in the implementation of the 2020-2024 Priority Action Plan on the Eradication of Terrorism in ECOWAS.”