The following article was originally published by Sahara Reporters under the headline “Former President Obasanjo’s Son Shot In Mubi By Boko Haram”
The online medium reports that Boko Haram militants attacked a platoon led by the son of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, shooting him, Monday.
The report says Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer and former Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State, sustained serious injuries to his legs and was being transported to the hospital at the time of the report.
He and his platoon were allegedly engaged with Boko Haram militants at Baza, which is the village of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 3rd division when the incident took place.
The Lieutenant Agwu of the 234 battalion, GOC of the 3rd Division, Major Gen JS Zaruwa and Colonel Victor Ebhaleme who serves as the Brigade Commander of the 23rd Army brigade in Yola were all together advancing towards Michika when Boko Haram fighters reportedly unleashed the deadly attack on the soldiers killing 24 of them in the process.
Apart from the dead soldiers, the army also lost an armored tank to the militants, the report says.
As a result of the attack, the army has allegedly moved sensitive weapons from Mubi to the Brigade headquarters in Yola leaving Mubi vulnerable to attack.
The town of Mubi has practically been deserted following the closure of schools and massive retreat of soldiers from the city.
Family sources say former president Obasanjo is currently on a trip to Singapore.