President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday that the killing of the Commander of the Special Forces, Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu, and three other soldiers killed in a battle with terrorists in Askira Uba, Borno State is a loss of brave and committed soldiers.
In a statement on Saturday night by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President commended the bravery of the fallen soldiers, describing them as martyrs.
“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,” he 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,” Presidet Buhari added.