Nigerians Mourn Lt Col Muhammad Abu Ali, Gallant Officer Killed In Boko Haram Ambush

Lt Col Muhammad Abu Ali was killed on Friday during an ambush by Boko Haram militants.

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Muhammad Abu Ali with his family

He died during a confrontation with the insurgents who attacked the 119 Battalion, Nigerian Army location at Mallam Fatori in a failed attempt to capture the town in Borno state.

The late lieutenant colonel became famous for his bravery when he led one of the fiercest battles ever with Boko Haram, in February 2015, leading to the recapture of Baga town in Borno State.

As a result of his exceptional bravery and gallantry, he was given an accelerated promotion from the rank of Major to Lieutenant Colonel and was decorated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai at Gamboru Ngala on 9th September 2015 during an operational visit.

Nigerians have been paying tributes to the man who sacrificed his life while defending the country.

Here are some of them:


  1. good bye to a solider who left the comfort zone to fight the insurgents. your efforts would not be in vain.

    president buhari, this is the time for you to encourage other living solider by funding the education of his little child and show to the world that our government recognize their efforts