Nigerian Army Commander Killed In Boko Haram Ambush


Colonel DC Bako, the Commander of 25 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State has been killed by Boko Haram Terrorists. The commander died in a military hospital where he was receiving treatment after sustaining injuries in combat with the insurgents in an ambush around Damboa in the Southern Borno axis. In a statement by Ado Isa, spokesperson of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. DC Bako he 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 10:00am 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 added.

Governor Babagana U. Zulum of Borno State and Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army have paid tribute to the late commander, saying his sacrifices will not go unnoticed.