President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sorrow over the loss of soldiers who were ambushed by terrorists in Gorgi Village, Borno State.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Nigerian troops were ambushed in a major calculated attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday.
The incident took place after a military operation in Alagarno axis of Borno State.
The insurgents reportedly used the information provided by their local collaborators to stage an ambush.
Reacting, Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on (Media & Publicity) Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, said the “sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go in vain,’’
Commiserating with their families and those that sustained injuries he said the death of every soldier causes deep pain because he knows what it means to be a soldier, and fully understands the extreme risks associated with the profession.
“Despite the tragedies and incidents, we cannot allow anarchists and mass murderers to hold the country hostage.’’
He, therefore, appealed to the military not to allow the incident to affect their morale.
He assured that his administration will continue to motivate and equip them adequately in order to cope with the complex challenges of unconventional warfare.