Abuja — Senate President, David Mark, Monday, described the killing of six soldiers and two Police officers, who were members of the Joint Task Force in Damaturu, Yobe State, as barbaric and inhuman.
Senator Mark, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, lamented the sad incident, which he said was shocking. He added that the death of the officers was a painful loss as they died in active defence of their fatherland.
He said: "They died in active defence of the people as well as their fatherland. They will not die in vain because their acts of valour shall be etched on the conscience of our nation."
Commiserating with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejerika, and the Inspector-General of Police, Senator Mark, who urged them not to relent in their fight against Boko Haram and other forms of attacks in our country, said the rank and file must also keep their obligation to the nation.
He reiterated his call on the leaders and members of Boko Haram sect to accept the dialogue option offered by the Federal Government as that will help halt the spate of senseless killings in the country, particularly in the North.