Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday in Makurdi commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Nigerian Army on the loss of life of Brig.-Gen. Dayo Apere, the Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke.
His Principal Special Assistant on Media, Mr Nathaniel Ikyur, made this recognized to newsmen in an announcement.
According to the assertion, Ortom mentioned that the loss of life of Apere on Saturday, Oct. 2 of an undisclosed ailment was an enormous tragedy to Nigeria’s battle towards terrorism.
It described the loss of life of Apere as an enormous blow to the Army and notably Benue that had been contending with militia, bandits and kidnappers.
It said that the contributions of Operation Whirl Stroke in combating criminality in Benue had been instrumental to the relative peace the state was having fun with presently.
It said additionally that Ortom was personally pained over the loss of life of the late military General.
The governor described the late basic as a real accomplice within the Benue State authorities’s combat towards herdsmen.
The assertion added that herdsmen had invaded the state and sustained assaults on unarmed farming communities, killing and dispossessing them of their farmlands.
It quoted Ortom as saying Benue certainly misplaced a high-quality and devoted officer at a time that the battle towards terrorism was rising.
It said additionally that the governor prayed God Almighty to grant the household the fortitude to bear this irreparable lack of late Apere.