Zulum Gives N20 Million To Slain General's Family

Zulum visited with the family at Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna, where he instructed the immediate release of N20 million to assist the fallen General's family.
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Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum

Prof Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno  State, led a delegation to Kaduna on Wednesday to pay condolences to the family of late Brig-Gen. Dzarma Zirkushu.

Zulum visited with the family at Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna, where he instructed the immediate release of N20 million to assist the fallen General's family.


Malam Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesman, acknowledged the funding in a statement, saying it will go to the families of troops who died beside General Zirkushu.

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, and Brigadier General T. Opuene, the Garrison Commander of the Nigerian Army's One Division, greeted Zulum at the airport.


The Governor paid a visit to General Zirkushu's family alongside Borno's three senators, Kashim Shettima, Mohammed Ali Ndume, and Abubakar Kyari; the APC State Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori; and two House of Representatives members, Dr Haruna Mshelia and Ahmad Jaha, who both represent constituencies that include Chibok, where the late General Zirkushu was commanding the 28 Task Force Brigade, and Askira-Uba,

The Governor consoled the family, encouraging them to find comfort in the late General's courageous legacy.

The people of Borno, according to Zulum, would be eternally grateful for the late General's and other soldiers' sacrifices.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government announced an N2 million payment to the murdered man's family.

Soon after Governor Zulum gave N20 million to the family, Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, announced the donation.

Kaduna's support, according to Aruwan, was meant to complement Borno's efforts to reach out to the late General's bereaved family.

On behalf of the family and the Nigerian Army, Garrison Commander Brigadier General T. Opuene thanked the governor and his party for coming all the way from Maiduguri to see them.

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