- Tributes have begun to pour for late Colonel Dahir Bako who was killed by Boko Haram in Borno state
- Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno South, mourned the deceased commander of the Sector 2 military command, hailing him as a patriotic Nigerian
- The serving lawmaker said Bako would be dearly missed for his sacrifices to the fight towards terrorism in Nigeria
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Senator Ali Ndume, a lawmaker representing Borno South in the Senate, has mourned the late commander of the Sector 2 Military Command in Damboa, Colonel Dahir Bako.
Legit.ng had reported that Bako was brutally injured during a suspected Boko Haram ambush attack in Borno amid heightened security threats in the state.
He died while receiving treatment at the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri following injuries he sustained during the ambush.
Bako had led a patrol to Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when he was attacked by the terrorists unleashing terror in the northeast region of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Army in a communique issued on the night of Monday, September 21,has since announced the passing of the colonel, describing him as one of the gallant and finest men in the force.
In a statement on Tuesday, September 22, Ndume who is the chairman of the Senate committee on the Nigerian Army, eulogised the late colonel for being a patriotic Nigerian.
The lawmaker said Bako would be dearly missed, and would not be forgotten for his sacrifice in the effort to get rid of terrorism and banditry from the northeast of the country.
Ndume further emphasised:
“He shall be surely missed and forever remembered by the people of Damboa, Borno state and the nation."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng 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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