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The Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari on Monday in Katsina condoled the Nigerian Army over the loss of dozens of Nigerian Soldiers in an ambush attack by the Boko Haram insurgents at Metele, a remote village in Lake Chad Basin border with Kukawa local government area of Borno state
 
The Governor who was speaking at the Government House where he received Course 41 students of the Command and staff College Jaji in Kaduna state, who visited him as part of their routine geo-strategic course programme, said Nigerians appreciate the decision of the men and women of the Nigerian army to wear uniform to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country
 
He said “We wish to commiserate with the armed forces of Nigeria for the loss of dozens of Soldiers to Boko Haram attack in Borno state’’
 
“The service you provide is the highest any person can make to his motherland. we as politicians appreciate you more than you think and we look up to you for a much united country, You must eschew primordial interests and work very hard to safeguard your territory’’
 
The Nation recalled that dozens of soldiers were killed and many others sustained gun wounds when Boko Haram insurgents invaded their base at Metele Kukawa local government area of Borno state on Sunday, November 18.
 
 Meanwhile Governor Masari has extolled the rich history of Education in Katsina state which he said predates the coming of the colonial master about 1000 years ago
 
Responding to the remark by the visiting military students from the Command and Staff College, Jaji, that they chosed the state as a case study on ‘’Nigeria’s Educational system and National Development’’. He maintained that the rich history of the state’s education sector started with Islamic education before the advent of colonial education
 
He said “Our history abounds with renowned Imams and Malams and the gallantry of Katsina people. The first post primary institution in the northwest was established in this state. The first generation of Nigerian leaders and even our current President were products of the native authority school’’
 
Earlier in an address, the Team leader of the delegation, Brigadier General O.R Ayeniba thanked the governor for the warm reception and logistics accorded them

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