“Some insurgents stubborn not to find peace” – Zulum talks about the ISWAP attack

"Some insurgents stubborn not to find peace" - Zulum talks about the ISWAP attack

The commander was said to be en route to the city for reinforcements when he was ambushed.

The governor of the state of Borno, Babagana Zulum, commiserated with the military for the death of some officers and soldiers killed in the state.

Dzarma Zirkusu, brigadier general and commander of the army’s task force 28 brigade, and three other soldiers were killed in an ambush by the province of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) on Saturday.

ISWAP fighters had previously invaded the city of Askira in Askira Uba LGA.

The commander was said to be en route to the city for reinforcements when he was ambushed.

Babagana, in a statement released by Isa Gusau, his spokesman, said that Borno is grateful for the sacrifices of the troops.

He said that while the government continues to provide support, efforts need to be redoubled.

“Today’s unfortunate incident in the Askira-Uba local government area reminds us that as our military, other militaries, volunteers and all interested parties make combined peace-building efforts; while many insurgents hand over their weapons to lead the way to peace and while the claimed communities witness the return of peace and access to livelihoods, some insurgents are determined to ensure that we do not completely regain peace ”. He said.

“The target of these insurgent categories should challenge us to stay focused and relentlessly strive to support our troops in many ways, most notably with government logistics and credible information and prayers from all of us as people of the state. by Borno. We must always affirm our fates in our military, while the military must stand and do.

“We must always acknowledge what we already know, that insurgents always plot with elements of surprise. Our troops must redouble their efforts to stand up to the insurgents. I salute our troops for today’s resistance. I greet the troops who have mobilized to provide reinforcements. I greet the sacrifices of some officers and men that we have lost today and I share the pain of the closest families and the Nigerian army.

“We thank these fallen heroes for their supreme sacrifices to the Nigerian nation. The people of Borno will remain forever grateful to them and to all the fallen heroes and will remain fully supported by the valiant troops currently operating on the front line ”.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari also expressed sadness at the disappearance of the commander and his soldiers.

The president, who expressed his feelings in a statement released Saturday by Garba Shehu, his media aide, said the soldiers lost their lives in a very rare display of gallantry while trying to help their compatriots against terrorists.

“Nigeria has lost courageous soldiers. I pay tribute to their courage. May their souls rest in peace. gen. Zirkusu leaves us sad and devastated. The soldier in him will remain immortal “ He said.

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