Lt. Col. Adeboye Obasanjo, son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who was wounded in battle between the military and Boko Haram fighters in Bazza, Adamawa State on Monday, has expressed eagerness to return to the battle front.
The wounded soldier spoke yesterday when former vice president Atiku Abubakar paid him a visit at a government medical facility in Yola where he is receiving treatment.
Adeboye, who was said to be in high spirits despite his injuries, is an army engineer, who was recently deployed from Jos to join in the battle against the insurgents. His platoon was reportedly ambushed during a battle to repel the insurgents at Michika in Adamawa State.
According to LEADERSHIP newspaper reports, Atiku was impressed when the colonel informed him that he was eager to get back on his feet and return to his duty post.
The report added that the former vice president commended the gallant spirit of Obasanjo, prompting him to comment that it was a trait he got from his former boss.
“He was even marching before me, even as he was recovering from gunshots”, Atiku was quoted to have said, while wishing him speedy recovery.