In the meantime, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has empathized with the NAF and the entire officers and men of the Nigerian Army on the sad incident. In a statement issued on Friday 4th January, 2018, MURIC expressed solidarity with the army in its war of liberation against Boko Haram.
The statement which was signed by the director and founder of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, reads:
“We are hit with deep sadness by this tragic incident. These five officers died so that the rest of us can live. They will live in our hearts forever. They are the heroes of the war against insurgency and we appreciate their sacrifice. Our hearts go to their families and we pray that Allah will provide them with succour.