Chief of Military Employees, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, stated the dying of three navy personnel on Monday in Borno was a “wake-up name’’ to additional strategise to defeat terrorists.
He acknowledged this on the burial of Lt-Col. Ibrahim Aminu, Cpl. Jibril Ahmadu and Lance Cpl. Tijjani Mohammed, on the Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery, in Maiduguri, Borno State, yesterday.
The Commanding Officer, 145 Process Power Battalion, Aminu and the 2 troopers died on Monday when, throughout patrol, their automobile ran over an Improvised Explosive Machine (IED) planted by Boko Haram insurgents.
The gadget exploded.
The incident occurred at Mauli-Borgozo axis, in Kaga Native Authorities Space of Borno state.
Buratai stated: “This risk, IEDs, is actual, however, we’re taking all measures to make sure that we counter it. “The problem that we’re having within the North East has all the time been enemy motion, both by encounter or IED being exploded on our troops, and at present’s (yesterday’s) burial is a kind of incidents that contain IED.
“It is a state of affairs that may require us to be vigilant always and to make sure that we defend ourselves from this menace of the IEDs.’’ He described the dying of the officer and troopers as “extremely unlucky and regrettable.
“Right this moment (Yesterday), it’s with heavy coronary heart that we bury our colleagues who paid the supreme sacrifice in course of responsibility.
“It’s a nice loss; we are going to miss them.
“Let me pay my condolences to the households of the late lieutenant-colonel and two troopers, and, certainly, all of us –officers and males of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Nigerian military,’’ Buratai stated.