Tears as army commander injured by Boko Haram dies, buried
Tears poured out on Thursday as the remains of the commander of counterinsurgency operations in Maiduguri, Colonel Husseni Sankara, were laid to rest in the guards brigade cemetery in Abuja.
Sankara was injured after stepping on a landmine in Dikwa, Borno state on May 30, 2021.
He was reportedly airlifted to a military installation in Maiduguri where he received first aid before being transferred to Cedar Crest Hospital in Abuja on June 4.
Sankara, however, died on July 1.
Reading his quote from his grave, Col. Adegoke Lawal described the late commanding officer as an articulate, dedicated, loyal and hardworking officer.
“He was an outspoken and intelligent officer who was committed to doing his duty.”
Sankara’s older brother, Shehu Jafiya, said his late brother had a deep love for his country and the Nigerian military.
Jafiya added that winning the insurgency war would make his late brother happy.
âWhat would please him is to see us win the war against the insurgency. Sankara, who is passionate about the country, would like to see only a united Nigeria, âhe added.
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