Pope Francis has condemned the killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno state, Nigeria.
Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday attacked some farmers in Borno, killing more than 40 s in Zabarmari, some kilometers from Maiduguri the capital.
Speaking on the incident on Wednesday November 2, during his virtual weekly general audience, the Pontiff commiserated with the families of the slain farmers and prayed that the “hearts of those who commit such horrors” will be converted.
“I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, which unfortunately once again has been bloodied by a terroristic massacre.
“May God welcome them into his peace and comfort their families, and may he convert the hearts of those who commit such horrors, which gravely offend His name,” the Pope said.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau released a video on Tuesday, where he claimed his group was responsible for the killing and said at least, 78 farmers were killed in the incident.
He said the farmers were killed because they handed over a member of the sect to the Nigerian army.