Tributes as Army commander, Bako killed by Boko Haram is buried

TRIBUTES poured on Tuesday during the burial of the slain Commander of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army,
Damboa, Col. Dahiru Bako.

Bako, who was severely wounded in a battle with Boko Haram on Sunday, succumbed to death on Monday.

The slain Colonel was laid to rest at the the Maimalari Military Cemetery in Maiduguri amidst cries and tributes from the Army, government and other mourners.

The funeral prayer, which was conducted by the Army Chief Imam, Col. Usman Musa, had in attendance, Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, other top government functionaries and senior military officers.

He was buried with full military honour, including the 21 gun salute, with the funeral oration read out by the Chief of Army Staff.

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