Army, Borno Mourns Col. Bako over Boko Haram Ambush in Forest
The Nigerian Army and Borno State Government; continue to mourn the
death of Col. Dahiru Bako in a Boko Haram ambush in Damboa council of
The deceased, was the Commander of 25 Task Force Brigade of Operation
Lafiya Dole; fighting over decade long Boko Haram insurgency in Borno,
Adamawa and Yobe states.
Governor Babagana Zulum’s Spokesman, Tuesday in Maiduguri, disclosed
that Col. Bako’s sacrifice and other gallant heroes, will not be in
“It was public knowledge that I, Zulum liked late Col. Bako and so did
“He was a true soldier who inspired his troops and led them to front
lines with exceptional courage that was clearly out of patriotism,”
said the Governor.
He said the deceased inspired his troops and led them to the front
lines with exceptional courage that was clearly patriotic to the
“He fought very hard and very well,” he declared.
Continued; “He defeated many enemies of peace and protected many sons
and daughters of Borno state to the extent he gave his life defending
the people of Borno.
“The supreme sacrifices made by Col. Bako and many other heroes like
him in the armed forces and volunteers shall not be in vain.
“The death of our heroes, sad as it is, only reinforces our confidence
in the strong will exhibited by our gallant troops and volunteers,
while defending the country.
“The people of Borno will forever be grateful to late Col. Bako and
everyone like him.”
He prayed for forgiveness of his shortcomings and other fallen heroes.
He said the state government will continue to support through all
means humanly possible.
According to him, the support was to help troops succeed in ongoing
counter-insurgency operations in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region.
“We pray that God protects our troops and volunteers from recording
any more casualties,” he said.
While commiserating with Army, he said: “I share the grief of Col.
Bako’s family and the families of all those who have died fighting for
“I commiserate with Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno
state, the Nigerian Army and the military over the loss of a warrior.
“May the soul of Col. Bako rest peacefully with our God, who rewards
good people with unending joy after death, Amen.”