It was a heartbreaking moment when representatives of the Nigerian Army visited the wife of slain military commander, Ibrahim Sakaba who fell to the Boko Haram bullets in Metele, Borno State.
Late Ibrahim Sakaba’s wife, (middle)
A military delegation led by Brig Gen SI Igbinomwanhia COS HQ 6 Div paid a condolence visit to the widow of our fallen hero late Lt Col Ibrahim Sakaba yesterday, 28 November, 2018 on behalf of the GOC 6 Div/LCC JTF OPDS Maj Gen J Sarham.
Present at the event are the rep of the NAOWA President 6 Div Chapter, NAOWA members, NASWA members, Comd 46 EB- Brig Gen JD Omali, CDOS- Brig Gen AM Kanoma, DDAPR- Col A Iliyasu, Comd 6 Prov G- Col AD Abubakar, DCOS G1- Col MG Hammawa, Chaplain (RC and Prot) and reps of Imam and 6 MIB.
His wife who has a son for him cried uncontrollably as the message of Sakaba’s demise was confirmed to her.
Ibrahim Sakaba, a lieutenant-colonel, died alongside at least 117 of his fellow soldiers following a catastrophic invasion of their base in northern Borno State on November 18.
Colleagues have hailed the bravery of all the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack. But they hailed Mr Sakaba in particular for his leadership at the Nigerian Army 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, where Boko Haram terrorsits launched a surprise attack against them at about 6:00 p.m. that Sunday.
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