Boko Haram: Group describes Late Lt Col Abu-Ali, other officers as true heroes

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By; JULIANA KATUNG; Kaduna.

Late Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Abu Ali and five other soldiers who were recently killed by Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno State, North East Nigeria, has been described as true Nigerian heroes, for defending  their father land and paying the supreme price of death.
National Project Coordinator of the Nigerian Legion and fallen heroes, Kenneth Ibe-Kalu made the assertion when he led a delegation of the Nigerian fallen heroes project on condolence visit to the family of Late Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Abu Ali residence in Kaduna State North West Nigeria.

The mother could not hold back her tears as the delegation
steps into the house. Leader of the Delegation and the National Project Co-Coordinator of the Nigerian Legion Mr. Kenneth Ibe-Kalu said the death of Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Abu Ali and other officers who lost their lives defending the country was a testimony as well as commitment of the government in fighting
the insurgents.

He said the visit was aimed at condoling the mother, wife, children and relations of the fallen heroes who laid down their lives for others to live.

According to him, Nigeria and Nigerians will continue to stand by the family and also to assist them in taking care of the children they left behind.

The group however offers scholarship to seven children of Boko Haram recent victims to study in any school of their choice and also donated cash to deceased families to aid the gap created by the death of their bread winners.

The wife and younger sisters of the deceased Samira Abu Ali and Amina Abu Ali while expressing their gratitude for the good gesture of the group, promised to make good use of it.
They called on the Federal government and the Nigerian Army to consider the rotation of military personnel as most of the soldiers have over stayed at the war front.
It would be recalled that Lieutenant Colonel Abu-Ali and
other lost their lives in a clash with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.

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