- Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, chief of Army staff, has paid a condolence visit to the family of Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu
- General Zirkusu and three other soldiers were killed during a gun battle with ISWAP fighters in Borno state on November 13
- During the condolence visit, COAS Yahaya urged the people of the troubled northeastern region to continue to support the ongoing counter insurgency operations
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has led a team of top brass of the Nigerian Army to pay a condolence visit to the family of Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu.
A statement released by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachwukwu, indicates that COAS Yahaya and others visited the family of the late Commander 28 Task Force Brigade, on Sunday, November 14.
Recall that ISWAP fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had, on Saturday, November 13, killed Brigadier-General Zirkusu and three other soldiers who were on way to support other troops in in Askira Uba local government area of Borno state.
During the visit, Legit.ng gathers that the Army chief commiserated with families of the fallen heroes.
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He also urged the good people of the northeast to continue to support the ongoing counter insurgency operations, while reaffirming troops' renewed operational readiness to aggressively confront the criminal elements.
Nigerian soldiers launch counter-offensive after Brigadier-General’s death
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that troops of the Nigerian Army’s operation Hadin Kai launched a counter-offensive, killing over 50 ISWAP fighters in Askira Uba local government area of Borno state.
In a statement on Monday, November 15, Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesperson, said troops in the counter-offensive also destroyed combat equipment used by the insurgents.
Nwachukwu said the troops caught up with the fleeing terrorists at Leho village where many of them were eliminated.
Garba Shehu shares emotional throwback photo of general killed by ISWAP
The presidential spokesman in a post shared on Facebook, revealed that both Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Zirkusu are from the same village.
In the photo, Mustapha was seen addressing the people of his community after a Boko Haram attack left over 20 people dead in Danga community.