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Gov. Zulum gifts N20m to families of Brigadier-General killed by Boko Haram

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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Wednesday met with the family of late Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu at Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna on a condolences visit, during which he directed the immediate release of N20m as support to the General’s family.

Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who stated this in a statement, said the Governor’s directive has been immediately effected before the governor left Kaduna this afternoon.

Gusau added that support will be made to families of soldiers who died alongside General Zirkushu.

The Governor visited General Zirkushu’s family alongside Borno’s three Senators, Kashim Shettima, Mohammed Ali Ndume and Abubakar Kyari; the State Chairman of APC, Ali Bukar Dalori, and two Members of House of the Representatives, Dr. Haruna Mshelia and Ahmad Jaha, who both represent constituencies that include Chibok where late General Zirkushu was commanding the 28 Task Force Brigade, and Askira-Uba which was attacked by insurgents, for which the General died.

Zulum met Mrs. Blessing Zirkushu, widow of the late General and her five children, after being received by Mr Gurdebil Zirkushu, a brother to the late General among other family members.

Governor Zulum consoled the family and urged them to take solace in the heroic legacy bequeathed to them by the late General.

Zulum said the people of Borno will remain eternally grateful for the sacrifice of the late general and other soldiers who died with him, along with many others who made similar sacrifices as well as those in the front lines.

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