More solace will come to the family of the late Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Abu-Ali, as his family has been presented with financial compensation for his death.
Lt Col Abu Ali
The Borno state government has donated N10 million to the family of the late soldier, who died during a fight against Boko Haram terrorists on November 4, 2016.
Kashim Shettima the governor of Borno state made the donation when he visited the widow of the late Lt. Col. in Kaduna.
An official statement was also released by Malam Isa Gusau, the special adviser to Governor Shettima on communication and strategy.
The statement buttressed the fact that the Borno state governor presented a N10 million cheque to Samira, the widow of the fallen soldier.
Governor Shettima also described the late officer as a hero who sacrificed his life for peace to reign not only in Borno but in the entire north east and Nigeria.
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He also prayed for the rest of his soul and for the family to bear the irreparable loss. The governor then interacted with the mother of the late officer as well as his children, assuring them that the sacrifice of their father would not be in vain.
Speaking on the late soldier and his men, chief of army staff, General Buratai had this to say: “They were brave, precise, professional and inspiring.
“They led the battle to recapture the following towns: Monguno, Baga, new Marte, Bama, Gwoza, Banki Junction, Gamboru-Ngala, Yale, Yanteke, Bita, Deruwa, Daira Kangaruwa and Mallam Fatori. “In these battles, they rescued children and women, fathers and mothers, the young and the old and restored peace and hope to Nigerian citizens. At last, on Nov. 4, they paid the supreme sacrifice in the battle of Mallam Fatori.”
Tributes have continued to pour in for the brave soldier. Here is a video made in his honor: