The death of Colonel D.C. Bako has been confirmed by the Nigerian Army.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, Colonel Ado Isa, in a statement on Monday, said the deceased was “one of our gallant and finest war heroes.”
The Army recalled that the senior officer “always led from the front.”
His unfortunate death occured while he was leading a patrol to clear Boko Haram terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa.
“His patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m 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.
“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”, Isa said.
The Army thanked Bako for his contributions and sacrifices.
The statement prayed that God grant him and other fallen officers and soldiers eternal rest.