Saharareporters, is reporting that Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son who is the army, a Lt. Colonel has been shot by Boko Haram Fighters On The Mubi Front In Adamawa state.
Boko Haram militants attacked a platoon led by the son of former Nigerian president Obansanjo, 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 State.
He and his platoon were engaged with Boko Haram militants at Baza, which is the village of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the division when the incident took place. 24 soldiers in the platoon were killed.
Adamawa state university was shut yesterday and students sent home as Boko Haram fighters continued their incursion into Adamawa State.
To prevent an attack on students, the Adamawa State Government shut the state university in Mubi as the insurgents overran Uba, a town five kilometres from Mubi.
Other towns taken at the weekend by Boko Haram fighters are: Michika and Bazza.
Both towns, along with Uba, are in Hong Local Government Area . Security operatives have successfully flushed out Boko Haram insurgents from Bama, the second largest town in Borno state, according to an unnamed government official.
The insurgents captured the town last week Monday, forcing the military to declare a total war. Several airstrikes were launched in the town, which has a population of over 200,000 people.
However, a senior government official told Reuters on Monday that the military has been able to send the militants towards Maiduguri, the state capital and neighbouring Adamawa state. “Bama has been recaptured by the soldiers and I can confirm to you Maiduguri is safe,” said the official
More details and information about the former President’s son to come…