President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sadness over the death of Brigadier-General Dzarma Zirkushu and three other soldiers on Saturday in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) killed General Zirkushu, the commander of 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok, alongside three other soldiers, while on their way to reinforce troops at Bungulwa village, near Askira Uba.
President Buhari in a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Garba Shehu said that the deceased paid supreme sacrifice, in a very rare display of gallantry, as they tried to help their compatriots in the war against terrorists.
“I salute their courage. May their souls Rest In Peace. General Zirkusu leaves us sad and devastated. The soldier in him will remain immortal.
“I have asked the Chief of Army Staff to accept my heartfelt condolences and that of the nation, and to convey same to the members of the families of those martyred,” the statement read.
The President further pray to the Almighty to give the Armed Forces and the bereaved families the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss.