Army commander killed in Boko Haram ambush laid to rest. Borno gov gifts his widow N20m (photos)

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The remains of late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako who was killed in an ambush by Boko Haram members in Damboa on Sunday, September 20, has been laid to rest.

Army commander killed in Boko Haram ambush laid to rest. Borno gov gifts his widow N20m (photos)

Colonel DC Bako and some soldiers were traveling when their vehicle was ambushed near Damboa, about 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. He died at the military hospital in Borno state. Until his death, he was the commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa.

Bako was laid to rest in Borno state today September 22.

Army commander killed in Boko Haram ambush laid to rest. Borno gov gifts his widow N20m (photos)

Speaking at late Bako’s funeral, the state governor, Babagana Zulum, paid glowing tribute to the military officer and announced a house and cash donation to the family of the deceased.

“Indeed it is a very sad moment, this is not a loss to the family of Late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako alone, not to the Nigerian Military, it is a loss to Borno and indeed Nigeria.”

Col. Bako was a gallant and dodged military officer, under whose watch Damboa was never defeated. He humble and committed in discharging his duties, he is part of the success recorded in degrading boko haram insurgency in Borno State.”

He has been one of the greatest in trying to stabilize not only Borno but even the neighbouring Yobe State. We will remember his contributions forever, may almighty Allah reward him, and forgive him.”

To his family may they bear this irreparable lost. To all the soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Military that lost their lives, may Almighty Allah reward and forgive them. The injured ones we pray for their quck recovery.

I am reliably informed that Col. Bako did not have a house of his own. We cannot ignore the family he left behind. We share their grief and nothing can equal his life. Nevertheless, I am pleased to announce that Borno State Government will build a befitting house for the family of late Col. Bako. I was also told that the Nigerian Army under the distinguished leadership of Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has offered a scholarship to his children, we will also support the family to compliment the efforts of the military.”

For the welfare of his family, Borno State Government will relase the sum of 20 million as support for them. A cheque to the effect will be ready later today or tomorrow morning” Governor Zulum said

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16 Comments

  1. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort the family and the nation tomorrow.
    RIP our hero

  2. When will this insurgency of a menace stop. When will this bokoharam palava stop. When will there be adequate security and killings stopped
    I am fed up with this kill and kill system of life
    We were not like this before. We used to
    Live in peace with one another before this madness of insurgency crippled in.
    At what stage did we get it wrong, can’t this problem be corrected so that these killings and destruction will be stopped
    May their soul of this commander Baco rest in peace
    The government should please find a lasting solution to this insecurity problems in our country Nigeria

  3. Rest in peace the gallant officer, may almighty Allah forgot and forgive you all your sin and reward you with your good did. May Allah Grant you aljanat fridaus.

  4. It’s so sad to be seen our heroes of the country to be losing their to the deadly bokoharam insurgency which so sad. To be losing someone fathers and heroes to this bokoharam is so bad. The military leaders should find lasting solution to this insurgency in other to find peace in the Nigerians. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  5. I could vividly also remember when we also lost one conel from kogi then also ambush by bokoharam insurgency, there are so many heroes that we have lost to this insurgency. If those leaders have lost tactics in fighting all these insurgency they should resign their duties post instead of wasting the lives of those people who are under Them. Kudos to Born state governor for taking care of his family. May Almighty God forgive him his sins.

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