- The family of late Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu was on Wednesday, November 17, given the sum of N20 million as a donation
- The cash donated came from the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, who paid a condolence visit on Wednesday
- Governor Zulum said the people of the state will never forget the late military officer for paying the ultimate price while serving his country
The governor of Borno, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday, November 17, paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family of late Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu in Kaduna.
During his visit, Governor Zulum, to further demonstrate his empathy, directed the release of N20m to the family.
Confirming this, Malam Isa Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, disclosed that the directive was effected immediately.
Gusau added that families of soldiers who died alongside General Zirkushu will also get support, Daily Trust reports.
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Zulum was received at the airport by Kaduna State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, and Garrison Commander of the Nigerian Army’s One Division, Brigadier General T. Opuene.
The governor consoled the family and advised them to be comforted by the legacies left behind by the deceased.
He went on to state that government and people of the state will remain indebted to the slain military chief and those of other soldiers who died with him.
The whole truth: How Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu was killed by ISWAP, Ndume
Recall that a suspected group of terrorists Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Saturday, November 13, killed Zirkushi, the commander of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state.
The terrorists killed the gallant officer, alongside three other soldiers, while on their way to reinforce troops at Bungulwa village, near Askira Uba local government area which came under series of attacks on Saturday, November 13.
The attack was launched by Libyan mercenaries who reportedly connived with ISWAP members in the state.
The chairman of the Senate committee on the Nigerian Army, Senator Muhammed Ali Ndume, said Zirkusu was killed because he had been the nightmare of terrorists in the area.