The Operation LAFIYA DOLE of the Nigerian Army has confirmed the demise Col DC Bako, described as a gallant and finest war heroes of the military. Colonel Bako was killed by the Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush.
The Army in a statement by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, Colonel Ado Isa, disclosed that the professional, gallant senior officer who always lead from the front and a patriotic Nigerian, led a patrol to clear Boko Haram terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10.00a.m on Sunday. The Army noted that under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting to the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment.
“Sadly however, he was wounded in action and immediately evacuated by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment. The late senior officer was recuperating well after successful operation at the hospital, in good spirit and also said his prayers in the early hours of this morning before his sad passing on at the hospital. May Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest. Ameen,” the Army said.
The statement further indicated that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai, on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and indeed, well-meaning Nigerians, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased. “We are most grateful for his contributions and sacrifices to the mother land. May God grant eternal rest to the gentle soul of Col DC Bako and the souls of all Nigerian Army officers and soldiers who paid the supreme prize in the defence of our farther land,” he declared.