Former President Obasanjo’s Son Shot In Mubi By Boko Haram
Boko Haram militants attacked a platoon led by
the son of former Nigerian President Olusegun
Obasanjo, shooting him today. He sustained
serious injuries to his legs and was being
transported to the hospital at the time of this
Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer, was a
Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos,
He and his platoon were engaged with Boko
Haram militants at Baza, which is the village of the
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 3rd
division when the incident took place. The
Lieutenant Agwu of the 234 battalion, GOC of the
3rd Division, Major Gen JS Zaruwa and Colonel
Victor Ebhaleme who serves as the Brigade
Commander of the 23rd Army brigade in Yola
were all together advancing towards Michika
when Boko Haram fighters unleashed the deadly
attack on the soldiers.
24 soldiers in the platoon were reportedly killed
by the militants.
Apart from the dead soldiers, the army also lost
an armored tank to the militants. As a result of
the attack, the army has moved sensitive
weapons from mubi to the Brigade headquarters
in Yola leaving mubi vulnerable to attack. The
town of Mubi has practically been deserted
following the closure of schools and massive
retreat of soldiers from the city.
The former president is currently traveling in
Singapore according to family sources.
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