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Facts you probably did not know about Brig-Gen. Dzarma Zirkusu killed by ISWAP terrorists

Brigadier General and Commander of the Special Forces, Brig-Gen Dzarma Zirkusu and some Soldiers were killed during the fierce encounter with the troops reportedly charging against the terrorists to prevent the town from falling to ISWAP.

The terrorists were said to have arrived in the town with a massive arsenal of movable weapons and high calibre equipment with which to overrun troops but the Soldiers stood their ground.

Below are four things to know about Gen. Dzarma Zirkusu

The deceased was an indigene of Adamawa State.

In January, he was moved from Headquarters 1 Brigade, Gusau, Zamfara State to headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok, Borno State, as Commander.


Chibok was his last duty post before he was murdered alongside some officers.

The deceased was the most senior officer to have died in the fight against terrorism.

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