Bashir Salihi Magashi, (Rtd) the Minister of Defence has reacted to the killing of 11 soldiers by unknown gunmen in Benue State.
According to the Minister, the Nigerian Armed Forces are deeply saddened and disappointed over the incident.
He stated this when he led the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff and other top military officers on a courtesy visit to the Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom.
The Minister said that incidences such as this would not discourage the military from performing its duties.
Responding, Ortom expressed deep sympathies with the Armed Forces over the killings, adding that he lost sleep since the unfortunate incident occurred.
The Governor said the security agencies have been helpful and supportive to Benue State in ensuring peace in the State.