Lagos - It has been revealed what Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali said to his soldiers before he was killed by Boko Haram in an ambush on Friday night.
The gallant Lt. Col. Abu Ali was killed by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist, alongside four other soldiers on Friday in an ambush and the death of the commanding officer has also affected one of his soldiers Ayo Adebayo, who took to twitter to pay tribute and to reveal the commander’s last words.
Col. Abu Ali was the Commanding Officer, 272 Task Force Battalion at Mallam Fatori in Northern Borno. He died in confrontation with suspected Boko Haram terrorists who attacked 119 Battalion, Nigerian Army location at Mallam Fatori on Friday, in a failed attempt to capture the town.
Ali, a recipient of the Chief of Army Staff Award for exceptional bravery and excellence, led the army units that recovered Gamboru-Ngala, Baga and several communities from the terrorists.
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A series of heart-melting tweets by Adebayo has really shown how gallant the late Ali was, and how he will be missed.
“Tears dried up in my eye's•Blood stop flowing through my Vein• I feel like dying these moment•don't tell me my CO Is no more please• my 7 month spent with you was never a mistake. Taking over the whole territory captured by BHT advancing from Maiduguri to Monguno down to Baga encountering so many deadly ambush fighting for several hours•• u never relent u never get tired u never withdraw. You never stayed back but u at the fore front giving us covering fire•• going to Capture Bama and Gwoza u never relent despite all.
“As we bring your body from Mallam Fatori down to Maiduguri over 14 hours drive• I say goodbye to you once more my Role Model• #MyVillageNext”
News24 reported that Lt. Col. Abu Ali will be buried on Monday.
President Buhari has said that the sacrifices of fallen officers and men in the war against terrorism in Nigeria will never be in vain.
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