The Nigerian Army had confirmed the killing of Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu, the Commander of 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok and three soldiers on while, on their way to reinforce troops at Bungulwa village, near Askira Uba, Borno State

In a press statement e-signed released by the director of public relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) stated that, “Troops of Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI have neutralized several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during a recent encounter in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. In the fierce encounter which is still raging as at the time of filling this report, troops supported by the Air Component of OPHK have deployed five A – Jet, two A-29, two Dragon combat with which they destroyed nine Gun Trucks and One APC.”

According to Nwachukwu, “Sadly, a gallant senior officer Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice in a very rare diplay of gallantry as they provided reinforcement in a counter offensive against the terrorists, and successfully defended the location.”

“The family of the senior officer and soldiers have been contacted.”

Meanwhile, “The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya deeply commiserates with the families and relations of the fallen heroes. He has also directed that the troops continue in the ferrocious counter offensive and hot pursuit to eliminate the remnant of the fleeing terrorists.”

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