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Following the gruesome murder of some soldiers, including a General, who were killed in a deadly attack, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South), has alerted security authorities in country that members of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) were regrouping around the Lake Chad Basin in Borno State.

The senator strongly condemned Saturday’s killing of Brig-Gen. Dzarma Zirkusu by ISWAP terrorists around Chibok area of the state.

Ndume said, the death of the soldiers is a retrogression in the war against terrorism in the country, saying that it was an ambush laid by the terrorists.

The lawmaker narrated that residents of Chibok town were already relocating since the killing of the General.

“I want to express my condolences to the Nigerian Army over the death of the General who died along Chibok road. ISWAP terrorists attacked a town there. They know that the General was the major obstacle to their operation. They laid ambush and rammed a bomb-laden car into his vehicle. He was a gallant soldier.”

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