Army Colonel dies after battle with terrorists in Damboa

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Nigerian Army has announced the death of Col D.C. Bako, who was serving in the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East.

Colonel Ado Isa, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, in a press release on Monday, said the late Colonel led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10a.m Sunday 20 September 2020.

He said 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 on 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 DoleA 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 mother land.”

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