Brig. Gen. Zurkushu, 7 patriots laid to rest

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SANI Muhammad Sani 

President Muhammadu Buhari expresses gratitude for their gallantry, as Governor Fintiri names Street after Zurkushu in Yola

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the demise of Brig Gen Dzarma Zurkushu and 7 other patriots, who paid the supreme price with their lives in defence of Askira-Uba during an attack in Borno State earlier in the month. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, ONYEMA Nwachukwu has revealed. 
The President, who spoke through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha at the funeral ceremony of the patriots at Gibson Jalo Military Cantonment, Yola Friday also expressed gratitude for the gallantry exhibited by the deceased in defence of the country. 
In appreciation for  dedicated service to fatherland and humanity by the deceased officers and soldiers, the Governor of Adamawa state Umaru Fintiri renamed the popular Lagos Street in Yola after the late Brig Gen Dzarma Zurkushu 
This is aside from the donation of the sum of 10 Million Naira to the family of the late and another 17 Million Naira to the families of six other fallen heroes.
Fintiri described the late General as thorough professional, gentle and dedicated to duty, the Governor also ordered hoisting of the national flag in the state at half mast for 3 days in honour of the fallen heroes.
In his remarks earlier at the well attended ceremony, the COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, who presented the national flags to the Next of Kins of the late senior officers and soldiers prayed God to comfort their families.
He assured the families left behind, that the Nigerian Army will promptly process the emoluments of the fallen heroes in addition to offer of educational scholarship to their children.
The COAS expressed appreciation to the President and other sympathisers, who attended the funeral to pay their last respect to the patriots.
Prior to the final interments, service and prayers were held at St Stephen’s Military Church (Prot) and the Central Mosque both at Gibson Jalo Cantonment, where prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

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