President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the loss of soldiers during an abuse in Gorgi Village, Borno State.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Nigerian troops were ambushed by Boko Haram terrorist on Tuesday.
According to reports, the incident took place on Tuesday after a military operation in Alagarno axis of Borno State.
The President in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on (Media & Publicity) Garba Shehu, said the “sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go in vain”.
He commiserated with the family of soldiers who lost their lives and those that sustained injuries, the President stated that death of every soldier causes deep pain 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.”
President Buhari charged the military not to allow the incident to affect their morale.
He promised that his government will continue to motivate and equip the military adequately in order to cope with the complex challenges of unconventional warfare.