Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has expressed that the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, was determined to end the Boko Haram insurgency war in the North-East.
Zulum stated this when he joined other dignitaries like Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; amongst others, to pay final respects to the late COAS at his burial in Abuja.
He said, “Attahiru was determined to end Boko Haram, Zulum says’, the Borno governor said the late chief of staff was evidently committed to the fight against Boko Haram and was determined to significantly contribute to ending the insurgency.
“The commitment of the late chief of army staff to the fight against Boko Haram was very obvious. Within the short time he served, he had been to Borno on multiple occasions, meeting operational commanders and troops at battle fronts.
“In all his interactions, he regularly motivated troops. The people of Borno thank him and all our gallant fallen heroes for their unquantifiable service to Borno and rest of Nigeria,” Zulum said.