The Minister of Defence, retired General Bashir Salihi Magashi, on Thursday, said that the Nigerian Armed Forces are deeply saddened and disappointed by the killing of soldiers in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
Magashi however emphasised that the unfortunate killings of the soldiers will not discourage the military from carrying out their duty of protecting the lives of the people.
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The minister spoke when he led the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff and other top military officers on a visit to Governor Samuel Ortom at the Government House, in Makurdi.
He expressed President Muhammadu Buhari’s displeasure over the killing of soldiers, adding that barbarism and anything that tries to make Nigeria ungovernable would not be accepted.
Magashi maintained that for the morale of the soldiers to be restored, perpetrators of the dastardly act must be apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law.
On his part, Governor Samuel Ortom, who expressed deep sympathies with the president and the Armed Forces over the barbaric act, said he lost sleep since the unfortunate incident occurred.