- Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, is mourning the death of late Colonel Dahir Bako
- Zulum described the late Bako as a true soldier, adding that his sacrifice will not be in vain
- Recall that Colonel Bako was killed by Boko Haram insurgent in Borno state on Sunday, September 20
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The governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum, has said that the sacrifices of Colonel Dahir.C. Bako, Commander of 25 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole, and other heroes will not be in vain.
Zulum noted this in a statement issued by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, and shared on his Facebook page while mourning the death of Bako on Monday, September 21.
Recall that Colonel Bako died from injuries sustained while fighting Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush around Damboa in the southern part of Borno state on Sunday, September 20.
Governor Zulum commiserated with the Nigerian Army and theatre command of operation Lafiya Dole in Borno state. He prayed for the soul of the deceased to rest peacefully with God.
The Borno governor while eulogizing the deceased said that the late colonel was a true soldier with exceptional courage that was clearly out of pure patriotism and inspiring instinct.
Zulum also said that Bako inspired his troops as he led them to front lines, adding that he fought very hard and very well.
"Bako was a true soldier who inspired his troops and led them to front lines with exceptional courage that was clearly out of pure patriotism. He fought very hard and very well.
“He defeated many enemies of peace and protected many sons and daughters of Borno State to the extent he gave his life while defending the people of Borno.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Senator Ali Ndume, a lawmaker representing Borno South in the Senate, mourned the late commander of the Sector 2 Military Command.
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 Nigeria.
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. Read more:
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