Borno State Governor, 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 last Sunday’s Boko Haram ambush
The Governor redeemed the pledge when he visited the wife of our fallen hero, Col Bako on Wednesday morning in Maiduguri, at about 9.10am.
Prof Zulum 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 souls of the late senior officer and the 3 other soldiers who paid the supreme prize along with him.
While describing the Col Bako as a great patriot and formidable commander. the Governor used the opportunity to present a Cheque of 20 million naira to Mrs Bako, which he pledged earlier 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; Lance Corporal Nwobuji Desmond, Lance Corporal Adebiyi Oluwaseye and Private Aliyu Ibrahim, whom he described as gallant soldiers!!
Meanwhile, Authorities of Operation Lafiya Dole said, “On behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army hereby extend our immense appreciation to His Excellency the Governor of Borno State for the kind gesture.”
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