the Nigerian Army has issued a statement to express its sadness over the death of soldiers in an ambush by the terrorist Boko Haram in Borno State that led to the death of three soldiers on Sunday.
A statement issued by the Army public relations office noted that: “Operation Lafiya Dole wishes to intimate the public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes Col DC Bako.
The professional, gallant senior officer who always led from the front and a patriotic Nigerian, led a patrol to clear Boko Haram terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 am Sunday, September 20, 2020.
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. 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.
The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and indeed Nigerians expresses his heartfelt condolences to his esteemed family. We are most grateful for his contributions and sacrifices to the mother land. 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 fartherland.