All Farmers Association of Nigeria said its members now afraid of going to farm in fear of being killed by marauding Boko Haram terrorists.
The president of the association, Kabir Ibrahim, stated this in an interview with Punchng.com against the backdrop of the gruesome murder of rice farmers at Kwashebe by Boko Haram insurgents in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday.
The casualties which is in dispute with some claiming 43 while others said it was 110 were given mass burial on Sunday.
Ibrahim said the prevailing insecurity in the country and the propensity to attack farmers by gunmen is being met with trepidation.
He said farmers now feared to go to farm adding that the consequences and that of COVID-19 and flooding threatened food security.
“Our farmers are indeed scared to go to their farms following these incessant killings. Worse still the country’s food system will be adversely affected further following the COVID-19 pandemic and flooding.
“This killing actually portends serious hunger challenges in this region and also larger society,” he told the paper.