- A colonel with the Nigerian Army has lost his life in an ambush by Boko Haram
- The late army officer, Colonel D.C Bako, was killed on Sunday, September 20, in Borno
- Lt General Tukur Buratai expressed shock over the death of the fallen Army officer
A report by Channels TV indicates that a Nigerian Army colonel, D.C Bako, has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush.
Legit.ng gathered that the news of Colonel Bako’s death was disclosed by the Force, in a communique issued on the night of Monday, September 21.
The report quoted the newsletter signed by an Army spokesman, Colonel Ado Isa, that the fallen soldier was gallant and was one of the finest war heroes.
The statement further revealed that Bako always led from the front and was a patriotic Nigerian, who led a patrol to clear Boko Haram terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa.
The deceased's patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 am on Sunday, September 20, while carrying out his duty.
“Under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting in the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment.
“Sadly, however, he was wounded in action and immediately evacuated by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment.
“The late senior officer was recuperating well after a successful operation at the hospital, in good spirit, and also said his prayers in the early hours of this morning before his sad passing on at the hospital. May Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest. Ameen,” the communique read in part.
The report also stressed that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen TY Buratai, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the deceased's esteemed family, on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, and all well-meaning Nigerians.
The COAS said: “We are most grateful for his contributions and sacrifices to the motherland.
“May God grant eternal rest to the gentle soul of Col DC Bako and the souls of all Nigerian Army officers and soldiers who paid the supreme prize in the defence of our farther land.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that about 10 people were killed and many others kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.
It was reported that the incident happened around 7pm in Wassaram village, Ngamdu Ward in Kaga local government area of the state.
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