"This incident is heart-rending and again demonstrates why we must all continue to support the security forces to thwart the criminals in their evil determination to impose a reign of terror on the North East of Nigeria,” he said.
“I commiserate with the families of the deceased, Governor Babagana Zulum and the entire people of Borno State and assure them of the sympathy and solidarity of the National Assembly.
“This heinous crime is particularly sad given the ongoing spirited efforts by the Federal Government at ensuring food security in Nigeria through the many programmes that have been put in place to support the agriculture sector.”
He also reassured of the Senate's support for the presidency in wiping out insecurity in the land while tasking the security agencies to redouble their efforts.
"I urge the security agencies to redouble their efforts with a view to bringing an end to mindless violent crimes in our country,” he concluded.