Senator Shehu Sani has lamented the killing of Nigerian soldiers by members of the Boko Haram terror group in Melete, Borno State.
The soldiers were last week killed during an attack by the insurgents in Metele Military base in the North Eastern state.
In a post on his Facebook page, Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the Senate, went poetic to lament the death of the soldiers.
He described them as martyrs who gave their lives for Nigeria, praying God to console their family.
His post reads:
POEM FOR THE MARTYRS OF METELE
They gave their souls that we may breath and live.
They fought our battle that will end our wars.
They braved the storm that could have consumed us all.
They lighted up our darkest corners and paid its price.
They dare the Lucifer that we can be saved from all evil.
Let not their martyrdom be buried in the fog of our busy lives.
Let not their souls be forgotten in the dust of our ingratitude.
Let not their sacrifice be defaced by the wheel of time.
Let not their widows tears and grief be in vain.
Let not their orphans waste in the wilderness of our neglect.
Let not their spirit cast us in guilt.
Oh heavens of peace,
Embrace all these souls,
of men of valour who dare and died, that we may all live.