‎Army confirms death of Brigade commander after Boko Haram ambush

By AdvocateNews on 22/09/2020

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Late Col. D.C. Bako
Late Col. D.C. Bako

‎The Nigerian Army on Monday confirmed the death of a brigade commander, Col. D.C. Bako, after an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists.

Bako was the commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa.‎

The ‎ambush reportedly occurred near Damboa.

Spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Ado Isa, confirmed Bako’s death in a statement. ‎

According to Isa, Bako sustained injuries in the ambush and subsequently died in a military hospital where he was receiving treatment.

The statement read, “‎Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to intimate the general public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes Col DC Bako.

“It could be recalled that the professional, gallant senior officer who always led from the front and a patriotic Nigerian, led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m Sunday 20 September 2020.

“Under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting to 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 successful operation at the hospital, in good spirit and also said his prayers in the early hours of this morning before his sad passing at the hospital.

“May Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest. Ameen.

“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and indeed well meaning Nigerians hereby express his heartfelt condolences to his esteemed family.

“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 father land.”‎

Posted 22/09/2020 08:17:17 AM

 

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