The news that surfaced in the media earlier today, November 5 about the death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, has yet to die down across Nigeria.
Ali and four other soldiers were killed late on Friday, November 4 by Boko Haram insurgents after a fierce battle, a statement by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman announced.
Ali, a recipient of the Chief of Army Staff Award for exceptional bravery and excellence, led the army units that recovered Gamboru-Ngala, Baga and several communities from the terrorists.
His death came at a time the Nigerian troops are gradually flushing out the insurgents into extinction with sustained attacks on their hideouts.
Ali’s death has been received with shock, tears, anguish, regret and lamentations from a cross section of the Nigerian public. Boko haram has gone further to drop more threats, by saying they are not done yet!