Boko Haram kills Nigerian Army’s Colonel DC Bako
A Nigerian Army Commander, Colonel DC Bako has been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
Col. Bako died while leading a patrol to clear Boko Haram terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa.
Col DC Bako's patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m Sunday 20 September 2020. Under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting in the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment.
Confirming the incident, Ado Isa, spokesperson for Operation Lafiya Dole, said Col Bako died in a military hospital where he was receiving treatment after the ambush.
Isa said, “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 10:00 am on Sunday, 20 September 2020.
"Under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting in the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment.
"Unfortanerly, 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 at the hospital."
Colonel DC Bako, before his demise, was a Commander of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, the team combating terrorism in the North-East region of the country.
Sadly, the death of Colonel Bako is not the first of as the Boko Haram insurgents have continued wreaking havoc and causing the death of both civilians and militants.
Hundreds of soldiers and officers have been killed since the Boko Haram insurgency commenced in 2009. Tens of thousands of civilians have also been killed, and millions of others displaced.
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