Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has condoled the families of two Nigerian Army and Navy personnel who paid supreme price on Monday while defending students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna.
This was contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affair, Mr Samuel Aruwan says the two personnel, Private Salisu Rabiu and Ordinary Seaman Bilal Mohammed lost their lives while engaging the bandits who attacked the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students in the early hours of Monday, 5th July 2021.
According to the Statement, Governor Elrufai said that “the duo of Rabiu and Mohammed are heroes who lost their lives while engaging outlaws who represent the worst of humanity”
He said their lives would not go in vain as the victory of evil men was only temporary, but their retribution permanent.
The Governor who prayed for the repose of their souls said troops and all security personnel on the frontlines deserve solidarity, motivation and gratitude, instead of condemnation.
Malam Nasiru Elrufai described negative comments against security personnel as a most unfortunate display of ingratitude in view of their sacrifices and patriotism.
It says Governor has on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State offered financial assistance to their immediate families.