Four officers and commander, Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu, were killed by contenders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Saturday, and not four as guaranteed by the Nigerian Army, military sources have told SaharaReporters.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, had in an assertion said a Brigadier General and three different officers were killed when the agitators attacked Askira town in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
While he recognized the killed senior official as Dzarma Zirkusu, the military representative was quiet on the personalities of the lesser officials killed.
“Unfortunately, a chivalrous senior official Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three fighters paid the incomparable penance in an extremely uncommon diplay of courage as they gave support in a counter hostile against the psychological oppressors, and effectively protected the area.
“The group of the senior official and troopers have been reached. The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya profoundly sympathizes with the families and relations of the fallen saints. He has likewise coordinated that the soldiers proceed in the savage counter hostile and immediate pursuit to kill the leftover of the escaping fear mongers,” Nwachukwu had said in the assertion.
Be that as it may, SaharaReporters has solely gotten pictures and personalities of the four junior officials killed during the assault.
The casualties were distinguished as; Ahmed S, Israel Ladoke, Mathew and Victor.
Associated warriors with ISWAP had drawn in the soldiers at an army installation in the Askira/Uba LGA in a firearm fight.
A few regular folks had said they located the ISWAP warriors in a long escort of firearm trucks along Ngude pivot towards Askira, early today.
The regular folks had guaranteed they detailed the development of the fear based oppressors to security powers however no move was made before the lethal gathering raged Askira town hours after the fact.
While affirming the assaults, Engr Abdullahi Musa Askira, Deputy Speaker of Borno House Assembly, had said the extremists and troops were at present trading gunfire.
“Indeed, ISWAP is presently assaulting Askira town. I was dependably educated that our soldiers are battling them, yet the inhabitants are in the shrub.
“My kin let me know that the guerillas accompanied around 16 weapon trucks and there is disarray in the entire town now,” Askira had said.
It was accumulated that soldiers of 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok, had activated to give support in Askira, which was enduring an onslaught.
The soldiers were trapped while en route to offer help for the troopers engaging the extremists.
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