Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Former President Obasanjo’s son shot by Boko Haram

Lt.-Col Adeboye Obasanjo

A son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo was on Monday shot during a battle between the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram and troops near Michika in Adamawa State. He is an army engineer at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State.

It was gathered that Lt.-Col Adeboye Obasanjo led a platoon of the army that took on the insurgents at Baza near Michika.

A highly reliable security source said that Adeboye was injured in the leg by the insurgents during the encounter.

The source said that the former President's son was being treated at a military facility which identity was not revealed for security reasons.

"He was shot by Boko Haram in the battle to reclaim Michika from the insurgents. But there is no cause for alarm as he is responding to treatment," he added.

A top military source confirmed the shooting of Adeboye.

A family friend of Obasanjo, Mallam Mohammed Kebbi, told BBC Hausa Service that "Col. Adeboye, son of Obasanjo, was shot by the insurgents in Bazza on their (platoon) way to Michika."

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