Zulum Redeems N20m Pledge To Family Of Late Col Bako
The Executive Governor of Borno His Excellency Prof Babagana Umara Zulum has redeemed his pledge to the family of Late Col DC Bako and the 3 other soldiers that died with the senior officer in the course of defending the country.
This is according to a statement by the army spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa.
According to Colonel Musa, the governor redeemed the pledge when he visited the wife of the fallen hero, Col Bako this morning in Maiduguri.
“He was received by the Acting GOC, 7 Division Brig Gen AK Ibrahim. The Governor consoled the wife and family members of Col Bako and prayed for the repose of the late senior officer and the 3 other soldiers who paid the supreme prize along with him. He described him as a great patriot and formidable commander,” Colonel Musa stated.
The governor used the opportunity to present a cheque of 20 million naira to Mrs. Bako, which he earlier pledged and also promised to redeem his pledge of getting the family a house.
The governor also donated 2 million naira each to the families of the 3 deceased soldiers; they are – Lance Corporal Nwobuji Desmond, Lance Corporal Adebiyi Oluwaseye, and Private Aliyu Ibrahim, whom he described as gallant and patriotic soldiers par excellence.
Colonel Musa noted in his communique that the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE hereby on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, officers, and soldiers of the Nigerian Army extends its immense appreciation to the governor for the kind gesture.
The army spokesman assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is continuously determined and committed to ending terrorism and other insecurities in Nigeria.