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Zulum gifts family of general killed by ISWAP terrorists N20m

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Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday gave N20 million to the bereaved family of late Brig.-Gen. Dzarma Zirkushu, who was killed in a battle between Nigerian soldiers and the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The governor gave an order for the immediate release of the fund when he led a delegation from the state on a condolence visit to the family of the fallen general at the Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna.

Zulum’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, who confirmed that the fund was immediately released in keeping to the governor’s instruction, said it was meant to support the bereaved family.

He noted that financial support would also be extended to families of soldiers who died alongside Zirkushu.

Gusau said the governor visited Zirkushu’s family alongside Borno’s three Senators, Kashim Shettima, Ali Ndume and Abubakar Kyari; the state chairman of the All Progressives Congres, Ali Dalori; and two members of House of Representatives, Dr. Haruna Mshelia and Ahmad Jaha, among others.

The statement read partly, “Governor Zulum consoled the family members and urged them to take solace in the heroic legacy bequeathed to them by the late general.

“The governor said the people of Borno State 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 frontlines.”

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has also announced a donation of N2 million to support the family of late general.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced the donation shortly after Zulum released N20m to the family.

Aruwan said Kaduna’s support was to compliment Borno in reaching out to the late general’s family.

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