Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the death of the commander of Operations Whirl Stroke, Brigadier General Dayo Apere, as a tragic loss to the nation. The governor said this in a condolence message released by his media aide, Nathaniel Ikyur, on Monday.
Governor Orthom, who commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and the Olupako of Share, Oba Haruna Olawale Suleiman, the entire Share community and family over the death of Brig-Gen Apere, noted that the former army General who died on Saturday of a yet-to-be-disclosed ailment, is a huge loss to the country’s anti terror war.
The governor noted that he was personally agonized by the news of the death of Brig-General Apere as he was a true partner in Benue’s fight against Fulani herdsmen who placed the state under seige with sustained attacks on unarmed farming communities, killing many and dispossessing more of their farmlands.
“We have indeed lost a fine and dedicated officer at a time that the war against terrorism is growing in the country, ” he said in the statement.
Before his passing, Brig-Gen Apere was the Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke which superintended security operations over Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
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