Colonel Dahiru Bako was a fine officer who had server the country diligently but was today Monday fell Monday by Boko Haram / ISWAP Jihadist.
Colonel Dahiru Bako was an exceptional frontline officer of the Nigeria Army, a former CO of the 233 Battalion and 2ic of Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu. As CO 27 TF Strike Bn he leads his soldiers in capturing of Allangarno. The Nigeria Army just lost another fine commander.
Colonel Dahiru Bako was killed in an ambushed by the jihadist group on Monday morning in Northeast Nigeria. Before his death, Colonel Dahiru Bako was awaiting his promotion and he survived by wife Khadija and Children.
Nigerian react over the killing of Colonel Dahiru Bako because many are of the opinion that Col Dahiru Bako has stayed too long in the theater and this has made him a target for the insurgent. He had been in the theatre between 2012 – 2020 with posting in and out.
According to reports Colonel Dahiru Bako personally led a flanking section/Squad during the firefight with #ISWAP Jihadi fighters in Damask and Karelto earlier today. Colonel Bako was killed during the firefight.
As the fight against the insurgent in the Northeast rages on, many gallant soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army just like Colonel Dahiru Bako have continued to pay the utmost sacrifice to ensure that peace and security are achieved.