Minister of Defence Expressed Disappointment over Killing of 12 Soldiers In Benue
Minister of Defence, Retired General Bashir Magashi says the Nigerian Armed Forces is deeply saddened and disappointed over the killing of soldiers in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
He, however, said the unfortunate incident will not discourage the military from carrying out its duty of protecting the lives of the people.
The Minister made this known today when he led the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff and other top military officers to pay a courtesy visit on Governor Samuel Ortom in Govt House, Makurdi.
The Minister of Defence who expressed President Muhammadu Buhari's displeasure over the killing of soldiers said barbarism and anything that tries to make Nigeria ungovernable would not be accepted. Stating that for the morale of the soldiers to be restored, perpetrators of the dastardly act must be apprehended and brought to book.
Governor Samuel Ortom expressed deep sympathies with the President and the Armed Forces over the barbaric act said he lost sleep since the unfortunate incident occurred.
The Governor who acknowledged the enormous support and contributions of security agencies especially the military in ensuring peace in the State said he had directed stakeholders from Konshisha Local Government Area to fish out the perpetrators.
The Governor further pledged his administration's support and cooperation with security agencies to ensure those responsible for the dastardly act were apprehended and brought to justice while praying for the restoration of peace and security in all parts of the country.