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Gen Dzarma Zurkusu, 7 other slain soldiers buried in Yola



Slain Brigadier-Common Dzarma Zurkusu was buried on Friday on the navy cemetery in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

Zurkusu was killed alongside 4 troopers in an ambush by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Uba Askira, Borno State, on November 13, 2021.

Previous to that incident, three different navy fighters have been killed in a separate encounter with the terrorists.

All of the slain eight navy officers and males have been buried at Gibson Jalo Cantonment cemetery Friday throughout a string of ceremonies, together with a day church service, that lasted into the night.

The burial passed off amidst an environment of a three-day mourning which the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, declared for Friday by means of Sunday.

In a message to the burial ceremony, President Muhammadu Buhari described the late navy officers as nice fighters.


“The troopers in them will stay immortal,” Buhari mentioned by means of Secretary to Authorities of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha.

In his personal private remark, Boss Mustapha, who hails from the identical city in Hong Native Authorities Space with the late Gen Zurkusu, mentioned the Common was really a courageous soldier.

“He was synonymous with gallantry shaped from a way of responsibility. His gallantry was acknowledged and revered,” the SGF mentioned.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who personally attended the burial ceremony, introduced the naming of a road in Yola after the deceased brigadier normal.

Fintiri additionally introduced a N10 million money reward to the household of the brigadier normal and N17 million to the households of the opposite seven deceased navy personnel.

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