More facts have emerged on how Libyan mercenaries believed to have joined forces with insurgents of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the Northeast, killed Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three other soldiers in Borno.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Muhammed Ali Ndume, who spoke on the deadly attack , said the incident has caused panic among residents in the area.
Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, in his reaction to the killing of the General, expressed his condolences and described the incident as painful.
He lamented that residents are fleeing Askira as ISWAP terrorists are believed to be regrouping in Lake Chad region.
Late General Zirkusu was the commander, 28 Task Force in Chibok.
The attack came 24 hours after military airstrikes took out several top commanders of ISWAP while they were allegedly holding a strategic meeting with their new leader, Sani Shuwaram, at Sabon Tumbun and Jibularam, in Marte Local Government Area of the State.
Ndume explains that They know that the General Dzarma was the major obstacle to their operation, he was a gallant soldier.
He took the fight to the terrorists and his death has sent a panic to people in that area.
Ndume added that some people around that Chibok area have started thinking of relocating.“Some want to go to Mubi and other places.
He was positive that the Nigerian Army has the capability to defeat ISWAP and their Libyan mercenaries. He urged other security agencies and well-meaning residents in the communities to support the military to gain a decisive victory.