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Nigerian Army Colonel, DC Bako Killed By Boko Haram After His Patrol Team Was Ambushed

Colonel DC Bako died after sustaining injuries during an ambush by terrorists.

Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of Colonel DC Bako, commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa, who was killed in an ambush on Sunday.

Nigerian Army Colonel, DC Bako Killed By Boko Haram After His Patrol Team Was Ambushed 1

The spokesman of the Nigeria Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, Ado Isa said the late Colonel led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorits from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m Sunday 20, September 2020.

Isa said Colonel Bako and his team cleared the ambush resulting to the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment.

However, Colonel Bako was wounded in action and immediately evacuated by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment where he eventually died on Monday.

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Read the full statement as obtained by Premium Times below:

“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 Terrorits from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m Sunday 20 September 2020.

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“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.

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“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. May Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest, Amen.

“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE 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 motherland.

“May God grant eternal rest to the gentle soul of Col DC Bako and the souls of all Nigerian Army officers and soldiers who paid the supreme prize in the defence of our father land.”

KanyiDaily recalls that Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had alleged that Boko Haram terrorists have been flushed out of all the states in the Northeast, leaving Borno State as the last stop.

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