Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has donated a house and N20 million to the widow and children of the late Col. Dahiru Bako, who died from wounds sustained while battling Boko Haram terrorists.
The governor made the announcement at the burial of the late Commander in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
In a statement titled ‘Borno Governor, Zulum donates house, N20m to late Col. D. C. Bako’s widow, orphans’, Zulum paid a glowing tribute to the deceased.
Bako, described by the governor as a fallen warrior, was the Commander of 25 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole in charge of Damboa and the surrounding axis in southern Borno.
He died at a military hospital in Maiduguri on Monday.
Zulum added, “Indeed, it is a very sad moment, this is not a loss to the family of the late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako alone, not to the Nigerian Military, it is a loss to Borno and indeed Nigeria.
“Col. Bako was a gallant and dogged military officer, under whose watch Damboa was never defeated. He is humble and committed to discharging his duties, he is part of the success recorded in degrading Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.