Army Confirms death of Commander, 25 Task Force Brigade, Col. Bako

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By Augustine Osayande

The Nigerian Army on Monday confirmed the death of Commander 25 Task Force Brigade, Col DC Bako.

In a statement, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Col. Ado Isa said Col. DC Bako who was wounded in action after he led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush about 10 a.m Sunday, 20 September 2020, died on Monday morning after saying his prayers at the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment, Borno State.

“Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to intimate the general public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes, Col. DC Bako.

“It could be recalled that 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 10am 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.

“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. Ameen,” the statement read.

Col. Isa said the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and indeed well-meaning Nigerians expressed 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 pric
e in the defence of our fartherland,” he added.

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