JUST IN: ISWAP Terrorists Kill Top Army General in Borno
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Commander, 28 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu has been shot dead along with three other soldiers in an ambush by fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno State.
The incident occurred at Bulguma, few kilometers from Askira town in Askira Uba Local Government Area.
Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok, had mobilised to provide reinforcement in Askira, which was under attack.
ISWAP fighters reportedly stormed the town in a large convoy of gun trucks.
In a statement reacting to the development, Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the gallant senior officer Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu and soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice in a very rare display of gallantry as they provided reinforcement in a counter offensive against the terrorists, and successfully defended the location.