Zulum donates N23.5m to families of fallen soldiers
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has donated N23.5 million to families of fallen soldiers in Gorgi and Goniri communities of Sambisa Forest.
Recall that 47 soldiers were killed on March 22 while troops were conducting clearance operations in Borno and Yobe states. While presenting the cash to widows at Maimalari Cantonment, Zulum said each family would receive N500, 000.
His words: “The government and people share grief of the military, particularly those of bereaved families who died last week at a time
the country is faced with pandemic…”
“We pray for the repose of the souls of these gallant soldiers, salute and appreciate the supreme sacrifices. Nothing can compensate for losing these precious brothers and patriotic Nigerians.”
The Governor also pledged to support the widows with cash for any small-scale businesses of their choice to enable them become self-reliant.
Zulum also announced the delivery of two transformers to enhance electricity supply, adding that the state government would drill two more boreholes to enhance supply and distribution of water in the theatre command. He pledged to also rehabilitate the Maimalari Primary School to
improve teaching and learning.
Mrs. Amina Usman, one of the widows appreciated Zulum for the gesture, saying they would use the monies to improve their livelihood.