President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday expressed “profound grief and sorrow’’ over the killing of soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in Gorgi Village, Borno State.
The military authorities claimed that at least 47 soldiers were killed by the jihadists in the attack.
The president, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the gallant soldiers’ sacrifices could not be quantified, and would not be in vain.
He said: “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.”
“Despite the tragedies and incidents, we cannot allow anarchists and mass murderers to hold the country hostage.’’
The president urged the soldiers not to allow the incident to affect their morale, promising that his administration would continue to motivate and equip them adequately in order to cope with the complex challenges of unconventional warfare.