The Nigerian Army says the Governor of Borno, 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 our beloved country.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, said the Governor redeemed the pledge when he visited the wife of our fallen hero, Col Bako yesterday morning in Maiduguri, at about 0910 hrs.
He said the Governor was received by the Acting GOC, 7 Division Brig Gen AK Ibrahim, where he consoled with the wife and family members of Col Bako.
The Governor, while praying for the repose of the late senior officer and the 3 other soldiers who paid the supreme prize along with him described the senior officer as a great patriot and formidable commander.
He added that 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 3 deceased soldiers; namely, Lance Corporal Nwobuji Desmond, Lance Corporal Adebiyi Oluwaseye and Private Aliyu Ibrahim, whom he described as gallant and patriotic soldiers par excellence.
“Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE hereby, on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, extend the service’s immense appreciation to the Governor of Borno State for the kind gesture.”