President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, March 24, following reports that about 47 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by deadly Boko Haram sect, assured soldiers on the frontline of the campaign against terrorism in the Northeast that their sacrifices would never be allowed to go in vain.
President Buhari while condoling with the soldiers killed in the ambush in Gorgi Village, a community in Borno State charged the troops not to let the incident demoralise them, adding that anarchists, murderers and enemies should not be given the space to take the country hostage.
The President in the statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said “Sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go in vain,” while commiserating with their families and those that sustained injuries.”
“Despite the tragedies and incidents, we cannot allow anarchists and mass murderers to hold the country hostage. The military should not to allow the incident to affect their morale,”
Buhari in the statement noted that the death of every soldier was a deep pain to him because he is aware of the risk involved to be a soldier.
He, however, gave an assurance that his administration will ensure that the troops receive adequate equipment to be used in battling the terrorist and that they will be motivated in all ways to see them victorious in the fight against terrorism.