‘Nigeria lost brave soldiers,’ Buhari reacts to killing of Army General, others during battle with ISWAP terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the Commander of the Special Forces, Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three soldiers killed in a battle with terrorists in Askira Uba, Borno State on Saturday.

In a statement on Saturday night by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari, who commended the bravery of the fallen soldiers, describing them as martyrs, noted that Nigeria had lost brave soldiers.

“Nigeria has lost brave soldiers. I salute their courage. May their souls Rest In Peace. General Zirkusu leaves us sad and devastated. The soldier in him will remain immortal,” the President said.

The President urged the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruk Yahaya to accept his heartfelt condolences and that of the nation as well as convey same to families of those martyred.

“I pray to the Almighty to give you and the bereaved families the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss,” the President added.

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