Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno State has condoled with the Nigerian Army over the demise of Col. Dahiru Bako, who was killed in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents, NAN reports.
Bako was killed on Monday while leading his troops on a clearance at Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.
Reacting, Zulum, in a statement released by his Special Adviser Media and Strategies, Malam Isa Gusau in Maiduguri on Monday, said his sacrifices and those of other fallen soldiers would not be in vain.
“Late Col. Bako was a man dearly loved by many people.
“He was a gallant soldier who inspired his troops and led them to frontlines with alot of courage that was clearly out of pure patriotism.
“Bako was a man who fought hard and very well.
“He defeated many enemies of peace and protected our people to the point that he gave his life defending the people.
“By the God’s special grace,his sacrifices and that of many other heroes like him in the armed forces shall never be in vain.
“The deaths of our heroes, sad as they are, shows confidence in the strong will exhibited them, that defending our country comes first in everything.
“We will forever be grateful to late Col. Bako and everyone like him.
“We pray that Allah forgives his shortcomings and those of all our fallen heroes,” the Governor said.