According to report, the Senator representing, Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, has revealed the reason the Islamic State West Africa Province killed Brigadier General Zirkusu in weekend’s attack.
The military officer was killed alongside three others during an attack on a military base in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
Ndume said the general was killed because he was a major obstacle to ISWAP operations in the area. He also disclosed that he died after a bomb-ladened car rammed into his vehicle.
He said, “They know that the general was the major obstacle to their operation. They laid an ambush and rammed a bomb-ladened car into his vehicle.
According to Ndume, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, the attack was a revenge mission for the Army neutralising some ISWAP commanders.
He added that the terrorists were regrouping for a fresh attack, however, the military is aware and are taking steps to stop it.