Adamawa Federal lawmaker mourns late Brig-Gen. Zirkusu

Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu

Adamawa Federal lawmaker mourns late Brig-Gen. Zirkusu

The lawmaker representing Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Buba has described the killing of Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu in an ambush by the fighters of Islamic State of Africa (ISWAP) over the weekend as unfortunate.

He said the killing of the soldier was not only a loss to the people of his Federal Constituency, and Adamawa State, but the country as a whole, stressing that he was one of the finest brain in the military with a burning passion to see the end of in Nigeria.

In a statement which he issued and sent to OMADAILY on Monday, Buba who is the House Chairman on Foreign Affairs, recalled the late General’s intervention in precarious situations in several North East in the past, which would have resulted to unmitigated casualties if not for his efforts.

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He said: “The late General was a fine officer, who was not only committed to his chosen profession, but had the heart to do everything he could to make the people feel safe and free wherever he found himself.

“I recall several instances when the late General had brought succour to situations that looked quite apprehensive.”

The lawmaker said he would be greatly missed by colleagues and the people of the North East Zone in particular, who he served with uncommon commitment until his last breath.

Buba commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, his Constituents and the nation on the loss of a man he described as “a Hero of Many Hearts”, colleagues,l ocals and those in authority.

“It’s really a sad moment for all of us who had known and followed the of General Dzarma Zirkusu in the Nigerian Army. He was a fine, gentleman, officer, who was everything a soldier should be.

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“He looked physically strong.He was brave. He was smart and quite knowledgeable in his calling. Above all, he was kind to the people he was commissioned to and did his job with outstanding passion.

“He was, indeed, a soldier’s soldier and we all looked forward to many great ahead for him to be sung, alas, those years have been cut short by our common tormentors in our Zone,” he said.

While praying for the repose of the soul of the gallant officer and those of some three other soldiers, who were cut down alongside the General at Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, where they had been on their way to provide re- to comrades battling insurgents in the area, he enjoined the Nigerian Army not to sight of the victory ahead of them.

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He said the seemingly triumph of evil by the would soon be cut shirt as Nigerians were seriously praying for the soldiers and other security operatives battling insurgents.


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