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 report.
Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer, was a
Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau
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 in Singapore
according to family sources.

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