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Buhari grieved by Boko Haram ambush on 70 troops, says ‘death of every soldier causes deep pains’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “profound grief and sorrow’’ over loss of soldiers who were ambushed by terrorists in Gorgi Village, Borno State.

The President, in a statement signed by a Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the death of every soldier causes deep pains because he knows what it means to be a soldier, and fully understands the extreme risks associated with the profession.

According to him, “sacrifices of our gallant patriots cannot be quantified, and their sacrifices cannot go in vain’.’

While commiserating with their families and those that sustained injuries, President Buhari said: “despite the tragedies and incidents, we cannot allow anarchists and mass murderers to hold the country hostage.’’

The President appealed to the military “not to allow the incident to affect their morale’’.

He assured that his administration will continue to motivate and equip them adequately in order to cope with the complex challenges of unconventional warfare.

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