I’m eager to return to battle front — OBJ’s son •As Atiku, Fintiri visit him
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL Adeboye Obasanjo,
recuperating son of former president, Chief
Olusegun Obasanjo, was reported, on
Tuesday, to have expressed eagerness to
return to the battle front.
This he disclosed when the former vice
president, Atiku Abubakar, paid a surprise
visit to him at a government facility in Yola,
Lieutenant-Colonel Obasanjo was shot on
Monday in the Michika battle between the
Nigerian military and Boko Haram insurgents.
Also on Tuesday, the state acting governor,
Alhaji Ahmed Fintiri, visited the recuperating
Lieutenant-Colonel Obasanjo and wished him
A Source at the hospital told the Nigerian
Tribune that Atiku was glad to find Obasanjo
in high spirit.
According to the source, the former vice
president was impressed to learn from the
injured officer his readiness to return to the
front to deal with the insurgents.
The source quoted Atiku to have told
Lieutenant-Colonel Obasanjo that he was
impressed to see him display the type of
courage associated with his former boss,
Also, Alhaji Fintiri saluted the courage and
steadfastness of all officers of the Nigeria
Army, who were battling to curtail the
activities of insurgents in Mubi senatorial one
of the state.
He gave the commendation when he visited
Lieutenant-Colonel Obasanjo, adding that the
people are very proud of the soldiers, who
had lost their lives in the course of duties.
Earlier in the day, the acting governor had, in
a statewide broadcast, described the events
of the past four days of incursions by
insurgents into the headquarters of Madagali
and Michika local government areas of the
state as “an unfortunate chapter in the
history of the state.”
While sympathising with people of the two
councils, he assured that everything was
being done to bring the situation under
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