The names of the deceased soldiers were yet to be disclosed by the army authority, who confirmed their killings in a statement its Public Relations Director, Texas Chukwu, released saying, “Unfortunately we lost an officer and a soldier during the encounter. The remains of the officer and soldier has been evacuated to Federal Medical Center Gusau.”
One MB MOHAMMED ostensibly a soldier, in a tweet on his twitter handle, @Ganamai, released the picture of one of the deceased.
The tweet: “I lost my brother today while fighting herdsmen in Zamfara state. He’s indeed a valiant, noble and God fearing Soldier, died serving his nation and protecting innocent souls. May Allah have mercy on him and grant him a parmanent place in Jannatul Firdausi, amin.”