By Sunday Akintoye
Colonel Bako, Commander, 25 Taskforce Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole, Damboa, died Sunday morning in a military hospital in Maiduguri following injuries sustained during an encounter with the insurgents.
At the burial at the Maimalari Cantonment military cemetery, Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum paid glowing tribute to the late commander describing him as a gallant and dodget officer, “under whose watch Damboa town was never defeated.”
“Indeed it is a very sad moment, this is not a loss to the family of Late Colonel Dahiru Bako alone, not to the Nigerian Military, it is a loss to Borno and indeed Nigeria.”
Governor Zulum described the Commander as one who inspired his troops and led them in the frontline with exceptional courage, “which was clearly out of pure patriotism.”
Chief of Army Staff, Luietenant General Tukur Buratai described late Colonel Bako as a fighter who gave everything for the unity of the country.
He promised that the Nigerian Army would give scholarships to his children.