Colonel Sakaba Passed Away Fighting Gallantly, Not Assassinated – Nigerian Army Debunks Brewing Rumor

Colonel Sakaba Passed Away Fighting Gallantly, Not Assassinated - Nigerian Army Debunks Brewing Rumor


The Nigerian Army (NA) has on Thursday, debunked on-line media document of the alleged assassination of Col. Sakaba.
It stated the officer died conflict gallantly.

In a declaration on Thursday with the aid of Onyema Nwachukwu Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations, he stated the Army excessive Command, “was notified of an article making the rounds online, in which an allegation credited to Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba, the widow of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba alleged that the late senior officer was once assassinated for refusing to loot cash supposed for battle the Boko Haram Insurgency.”

According to the statement, “the late senior officer’s widow used to be quoted to have made numerous uncomplimentary remarks about the organization of the Nigerian Army (NA), making reference to an unfounded and baseless claims devoid of any fact.

“While the NA is no longer fascinated in becoming a member of troubles with all people with recognize to the significant sacrifices made day by day through our gallant troops, it is then again expedient to tackle the weighty allegations credited to the widow.”

The assertion in addition stated that the NA acknowledges the emotional soreness related with dropping cherished ones and that can’t be quantified via any unit of measure.

“The dying of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba, like these of different officers and troopers who paid the supreme fee in the struggle against terrorism in the North East, is one that is painful to the NA. These guys and ladies died serving our nation, combat to fix peace and steadiness in the North East.

“This is in tandem with the constitutional mandate of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Therefore, it will be absolutely a mischief and an assault on the psyche of our troops, who are relentlessly fighting, to commence to insinuate any plot in opposition to one of our own. And what is the plot here?

“That troops had been led by way of their commander for an operational engagement is no longer a plot, as each person may additionally desire to insinuate. Rather, it used to be a clear army mission with clear objective,”

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