President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “profound grief and sorrow’’ over loss of soldiers who were ambushed by terrorists in Gorgi Village, Borno State.
According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said “sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go in vain,’’ while commiserating with their families and those that sustained injuries.
Shehu said the President added “the death of every soldier causes deep pains because he knows what it means to be a soldier, and fully understands the extreme risks associated with the profession.”
He further quoted the President to have said “despite the tragedies and incidents, we cannot allow anarchists and mass murderers to hold the country hostage.’’
He said the President appealed to the military “not to allow the incident to affect their morale’’ and assured that his administration would continue to motivate and equip them adequately in order to cope with the complex challenges of unconventional warfare.
Shehu said the Nigerian Army had dispatched a team to assess the situation and report back to the government.
Over 47 soldiers were reported to have been killed in an ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists in Gorgi Village around the notorious Sambisa Forest Borno State but the Nigerian Army is yet to confirmed the report.