Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Monday described late Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Abu-Ali who was killed by Boko Haram insurgents as a patriot who lost his life in the defense of his fatherland.
Saraki in a condolence message, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, lamented the incident that led to the death of Ali and other gallant soldiers while he described late Ali as one of the nation’s vibrant and promising officers in the Army.
“We have lost a fine soldier and patriotic young Nigerian. This sacrifice is one of the many, that Nigerians and most especially, the Armed Forces, have made in taming the misguided terrorists in our land.
“The death of Lt. Colonel Ali is a big burden that this nation is bearing in the bid to restore peace to all parts. We have lost hundreds of our security operatives and innocent Nigerians in the struggle. My heart goes out to Ali’s young wife and three children. My heart also goes out to Ali’s father, Brig. Gen. Abu Ali (rtd) who had equally served the nation as a soldier.
“His death came at a time our loyal and courageous troops are flushing out the last vestiges of the terrorists from the Northeast. We shall sorely miss late Ali’s bravery, courage and inspirational leadership,” Saraki stated.
He called on all security agencies across the land not to relent considering the anguish and lamentations that followed the death of Ali, and said, the Senate will continue to support them in the fight against terrorism.
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