Shehu Sani speaks on ‘killing of 30 soldiers in Borno’

Shehu Sani
Senator representing Kaduna central district in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has reacted to the alleged killing of 30 personnel of the Nigerian Army at Zari village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday.

Report had claimed that scores of jihadists in trucks stormed the base at Zari village, in northern Borno State late Thursday and briefly seized it after a fierce battle in which 30 soldiers were killed.
However, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in an interview with NAN on Sunday said the report was a “figment of imagination.’’
Chukwu said contrary to the claim, the insurgents did not attack any military formation but rather came to loot foodstuffs and extort money from the locals.
Reacting, however, Sani in a tweet, called for support for the families the deceased soldiers left behind.
He tweeted, “The fresh attacks and killings of our soldiers by the insurgents is Condemnable. We must continue to appreciate the service and sacrifice of gallant men and women of the armed forces in this war.May their souls Rest In Peace. We have a duty to support the families they left behind.”