The son of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is recuperating at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, after a minor surgery following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents.
Chief Information officer of the hospital, Mr Adamu Dodo confirmed, Tuesday, saying: “yes it’s true that Obasanjo’s son, Adeboye Obasanjo is recuperating after minor surgery and he is in stable condition in the hospital.”
Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State was yesterday shot by Boko Haram terrorists as he was with other soldiers in an offensive to reclaim Michika town in Adamawa State.
The State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier visited Obasanjo’s son at the hospital and saluted all officers of the Nigeria Army who are battling to curtail the activities of insurgents in Adamawa Northern Senatorial Zone.
According to him, the people are proud of the soldiers who have lost their lives while defending their fatherland.
Bazza, another Adamawa town hit by terrorists, was today reclaimed after a fierce battle in which soldiers killed several Boko Haram militants, Vanguard reports, citing a senior military source.
“Our soldiers circled Baza and engaged the terrorists in a serious battle. We have now recaptured the Bazza after defeating the resistance of Boko Haram militants in the township,” the source said.
Thousands of the residents of Gulak, Michika and Bazza had fled to neighboring towns and Cameroon as Boko Haram had unleashed mayhem on residents during their short reign over the towns.
Sources disclosed that successful attack on Boko Haram insurgents was made possible by an advance team of Nigerian Air Force pilots who bombed the insurgents’ command centers in Bazza.