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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Photos: Borno state gov, Kashim Shettima, visits wife of fallen hero, Lt Col Abu-ALi, presents her with N10m cheque

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on today presented a cheque valued at N10 million to Samira, widow of fallen soldier and one of Nigeria's bravest war hero, Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali who was killed in Malam-fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government area in northern part of Borno State on Friday, November 4, 2016.

The Lt.Col was commanding officer of the 272 Task Force Tank Battalion until his death alongside some of soldiers under his command following an ambush by Boko Haram fighters.

Twelve days after attending his funeral, Governor Shettima visited the family residence of the late Abu Ali at unguwar Sarki in Kaduna during which he met with the commander's widow, his three children and surviving mother, spokesman Isa Gusau said in a statement he emailed to journalists from Kaduna on Saturday.

Governor Shettima presented a Zenith Bank cheque of N10m issued in the name of the widow with an instruction that N2m is meant for the widow, N2m for the mother of the fallen officer while each of the three children is to get N2m to be kept in accounts that should be opened for the children.
"The late Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali gave Borno everything. He worked hard in leading troops to recover many communities and at the end he paid the supreme price by giving his life for us. The least we can do to him as Government and people of Borno State is to not only pray for the repose of his soul but also to support those who depended on him for their livelihood. I am concerned about his immediate family that includes his three children, his widow and his mother. This money cannot replace his life. No amount can replace human life. We only want to support his family in the ways we can as humans. Please let us know if you need any more help. We will stand by this family and the families of our fallen heroes. I think one of the things that should console this family is the legacy the commanding officer has left behind. May Allah admit him and all those that died for Borno and this country, into paradise. Please accept our sympathy, we share your emotions and all Nigerians share this irreparable loss. It is a big loss for us in Borno because the late officer was doing us a great service that we miss" Shettima was quoted to have said while speaking with the widow of late Ali who could be heard crying during the visit.

The Governor also interacted with the mother and children while special prayers were offered for the family by an Islamic scholar in the Governor’s entourage.

The late Abu Ali led military battles to recapture Monguno, Baga, New Marte, Bama, Gwoza, Banki Junction, Gamboru-Ngala, Yale, Yanteke, Bita, Deruwa, Daira Kangaruwa and Mallam Fatori, all in Borno State while his men rescued hundreds of children, men and women from Boko Haram captivity.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had described him as of his best soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency which affected Borno State the most.

30 comments:

Uju Phil said...

How thoughtful, this man seems to be a changed man, great! #kindness

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Yimu! If he no give her money na who go give her huh? Me freeborn huh? Tuah.WHOSE BOYS KILL THE GUY HUH? HE SHOULD GIVE CHECK TO OTHER FALLEN SO CALLED SOLDIERS BECAUSE NA HIS AND TERRORIST BUHARI BOYS KILLED THEM so is noting. See how they are dIsgracing their dirty self as if this guy is the only person to die in boko harams attack.
















#sad indeed

Ogenah Boris said...

Kind gesture

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Yimu! If he no give her money na who go give her huh? Me freeborn huh? Tuah.WHOSE BOYS KILL THE GUY HUH? HE SHOULD GIVE CHECK TO OTHER FALLEN SO CALLED SOLDIERS BECAUSE NA HIS AND TERRORIST BUHARI BOYS KILLED THEM so is noting. See how they are dIsgracing their dirty self as if this guy is the only person to die in boko harams attack.so u can give out money while ur dirty people are dying of hunger huh? FREEBORN WEPT FOR U TERRORIST SHETTIMA.






















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Yimu! If he no give her money na who go give her huh? Me freeborn huh? Tuah.WHOSE BOYS KILL THE GUY HUH? HE SHOULD GIVE CHECK TO OTHER FALLEN SO CALLED SOLDIERS BECAUSE NA HIS AND TERRORIST BUHARI BOYS KILLED THEM so is noting. See how they are dIsgracing their dirty self as if this guy is the only person to die in boko harams attack.so u can give out money while ur dirty people are dying of hunger huh? FREEBORN WEPT FOR U TERRORIST SHETTIMA.






















#sad indeed

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dats soothing tho


...merited happiness

Eazzy Pompey said...

She don turn to millionaire just like that

Anonymous said...

May his soul continue to rest in peace, amen.

Iphie Abraham said...

Eyah! Very thoughtful of him. Buh 10m can't bring him back na









Lib addict#just passing#

Vivian Reginalds said...

Looter
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

What exactly did this guy do? All soldiers risking their lives for the rest of us should get a cheque too

Maureen Mordi said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

I kip wandering if lt col Ali abu is d only fallen hero. dey are abt Eight person dat dead dat day but only late lt col Ali abu is rememba and only is family is taking d honor naija . Dey are fighting corruption and dey kip doing corruption wot will happen to d rest family dat dier hubby and father die dat same day wit lt col Ali abu.

Odibe Blessing said...

Eyahhh he tried so much

Anonymous said...

Pls Nigerian we nid to fight for d rest fallen hero dat die alongside wit late Ali abu wot abt dier family nobody remember dier family

Anonymous said...

what a generous act that makes the governor and the country at large look stupid. Suppose other officers are ambushed and killed, will the governor be able to sustain such precedent without depleting the state treasury? And if he is unable to extend such gesture to the widows of other fallen officers, then, were is the fairness and equity? Hausa people and their leadership has brought Nigeria to its lowest level. No wonder they are afraid to let the igbos go. Biafra is not about oil. Igbos like Japan do not need nigeria oil to survive. We want to build a fair and equitable nation were common sense overrides sentiments. Just look at the stupidity of a governor. And I believe that if the colonel who died was an Igbo man or a benue, the governor would not have shown such a gesture.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr Governor !

please , do not forget those that were killed alongside the lieutenant .


Those soldiers killed recently deserve same pls.



Gman

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's nice...

Anonymous said...

After working diligently for four years what I get is a sack without been paid for 4months.I have my rent to complete by next month, my feeding is a big problem because I will have to think of my little sister first. I'm very worried. I seek assistance please. I want to start a small scale business but I need help to complete my capital. Pls any help rendered will go a long way and I will be very grateful. Thank you franciscaright@yahoo.com. Thank you

Anonymous said...

After working diligently for four years what I get is a sack without been paid for 4months.I have my rent to complete by next month, my feeding is a big problem because I will have to think of my little sister first. I'm very worried. I seek assistance please. I want to start a small scale business but I need help to complete my capital. Pls any help rendered will go a long way and I will be very grateful. Thank you franciscaright@yahoo.com. Thank you

Eleojo Blessing said...

Very nice of him

alfarsi said...

He could have done this discreetly without cameras rolling. If you want to help, then help, but once u put it in the media, you are feeding your ego.

Chizzy Liz said...

***********************vry nice of u sir ....but i don't mean to sound insensitive........ Y ix dix officer d only one being honored...... Hix own death ix a holy death??????? Others nko?????

Anonymous said...

After working diligently for four years what I get is a sack without been paid for 4months.I have my rent to complete by next month, my feeding is a big problem because I will have to think of my little sister first. I'm very worried. I seek assistance please. I want to start a small scale business but I need help to complete my capital. Pls any help rendered will go a long way and I will be very grateful. Thank you franciscaright@yahoo.com. Thank you

Anonymous said...

May god forgive me I hate what all these people are doing, what about the families the other fallen soldiers? Don't they deserve checks. Abu Ali was not the only fallen heroe these Hausa people are been bias I think it's a style to impress that widow before you know them go take style come marry am. I respect other fallen heroes too wish I could present their families check too may their soul continue to rest in peace.

Juliet Iwuno said...

@Çhizzy, he was the best and he served the country selflessly. Linda take note!

LIB said...

No amount of money will replace your husband

dee boi said...

I hope they are doing something for others?... dee

Yahaya Josh Shagaya said...

We're told seven died and only one is honoured, how about the others?

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