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I’m eager to return to battle front — OBJ’s son •As Atiku, Fintiri visit him

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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,

Adamawa State.

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

quick recovery.

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,

President Obasanjo.

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

control.

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