The senior military officer, identified as Colnel DC Bako has been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents.
Bako was Commander of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, the team fighting the terrorists in the North-East.
Spokesperson for the Operation Lafiya Dole, Ado Isa confirmed the incident stated that the Colnel died on Monday, September 21 while he was in the hospital receiving treatment for the injuries he got during the ambush.
“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 10:00am on 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.” Isa said.