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How Boko Haram killed Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali, and 4 Nigerian soldiers

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Nigerian troops kill 14 Boko Haram insurgents

Acting Director of Army Public Relations Sani Kukasheka Usman has disclosed that Commanding Officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali was killed by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush.

According to SK Usman, the suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a 119 Battalion, Nigerian Army location at Mallam Fatori, Northern Borno State killing Lt.Col. Abu Ali and four other Nigerian soldiers, while some soldiers sustained injuries.

In the fierce battle to repel the insurgents, 14 Boko Haram members were also killed, it was learnt.

Remains of Lt.Col Abu Ali being taken off from military helicopter Credit:Kayode Ogundamisi
Photo Credit:Kayode Ogundamisi


Who is Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali?

Muhammad Abu Ali is from Bassa Nge, Kogi State, Nigeria.

In a tribute to Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali entitled, “Abu Ali, intelligent Lieutenant Colonel who doesn’t brag but is killing off Boko Haram in Borno,” an investigative online news media TheCable says the Late Lt.Col. Abu Ali is the son of Colonel Abu Ali, a former governor of Bauchi State. He later retired as a Brigadier.

Late Lt.Col Abu Ali, his child, and wife. Credit: Kayode Ogundamisi
Late Lt.Col Abu Ali, his child, and wife.
Credit: Kayode Ogundamisi

“Brigadier General Abu Ali was Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria, from August 1990 to July 1992 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida and is now the current Etsu of Bassa Nge in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria,” Wikipedia

Late Lt. Col. Abu Ali (junior) inherited something from his father: discipline and hardwork. He’s a hero loved by his colleagues and junior officers.



Lt.Gen.Buratai presents an award to Lt.Col. Ali in 2015 Photo credit: ajayiwrites
Lt.Gen.Buratai presents an award to Lt.Col. Ali in 2015
Photo credit: ajayiwrites

Ali was an outstanding soldier who led the battle that engaged Boko Haram insurgents which led to the recapture of Baga town in 2015.

Baga town was notorious for its occupancy by Boko Haram with their flag hoisted before Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali and his battalion flushed out the group and recaptured it.

His gallant bravery culminated to his rapid promotion from the rank of a major to Lieutenant Colonel in September 9, 2015, “was decorated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T.Y Buratai at Gamboru Ngala during an operation visit”

Watch the video clip of Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali’s promotion in 2015

In the meantime, the Army says it recovered 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 7 Ak-47 rifles, chemical substances and a large quantity of ammunition, while “mopping up and exploitation are ongoing,” Col. Sani Usman.

Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali last words

“I don’t think I will make it. I’m proud to have diligently carried out my duty, thereby paying the Supreme price. I pray that Nigerians remember my sacrifice to the Nation.” —Lt.Col. Muhammad Abu Ali (Quote Credit: LeadersNG)

Photo credit: LeadersNg
Photo credit: LeadersNg

Speaker Dogara, APC, Bashir Ahmad other Nigerians pay tributes to Muhammad Abu Ali

The Speaker of Nigeria’s Lower Chamber, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari Mr. Bahir Ahmad were among top notable Nigerians that pay tribute to the gallant Nigerian Army Officer Muhammad Abu Ali killed in an ambush by Boko Haram.

Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara@SpeakerDogara “May Lt Col Muhammad Abu Ali‘s soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss”


APC Nigeria Verified account@APCNigeria “He came, he saw, and conquered before leaving… Your labour shall not be in vain! RIP LT. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali


Bashir Ahmad Verified account@BashirAhmaad “Very very sad! Thank you Lt Col. Muhammad Abu Ali. Please take a moment to pray for him and his beautiful family. Allah ya jikansa”


AL Babs@Aliyu_babs “With the death of this brave man Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, it’s apparent that there are informants/saboteurs within the @HQNigerianArmy
AL Babs@Aliyu_babs “With the death of this brave man Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, it’s apparent that there are informants/saboteurs within the @HQNigerianArmy


Mr Eazi Verified account@mreazi “S/O to everyone fighting wars they don’t Start, to protect Those they don’t Know! RIP LT.COL. MUHAMMAD ABU ALI!! LIVE FOREVER”


Kayode Ogundamisi Verified account@ogundamisi Sad News: We lost a gallant officer: Boko Haram Terrorists killed Lt Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali & 4 of his Men as Army repelled attack. “


Bello Shagari@Belshagy A very short poem I wrote for the late Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali. May his Soul Rest in Jannah. “


UMY@farouqyola Earlier I had only Dr Adadevoh in my personal hall of fame. Today I have added Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali. Forever a great hero.”


AL Babs@Aliyu_babs “With the death of this brave man Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, it’s apparent that there are informants/saboteurs within the @HQNigerianArmy


Umm Saalim@Omm_Saalim May Allah forgive and have mercy on Lt Col Muhammad Abu Ali, may Allah grant him jannatul firdaus ameen”


Gloria Adagbon@gloria_adagbon “Rest in Peace, Dear Lt Col Muhammad Abu Ali. Brave, courageous & selfless, you paid with your life that we may live. We will never forget. “


Murtala Ahmed CLN@AlhajiMurtala Nigeria is in mourning you’ll be greatly missed the remains of Late Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali


Significance of the attack

Nigerian government said mid 2016 that it had defeated the dreaded terrorist group, but there are still skirmishes of attacks by the group.

The recent attack on military location in northern Borno State which led to the killing of one of Nigerian promising army officer is a wakeup call for the Nigerian troops not to over celebrate the defeat of Boko Haram.

And not to relent just as the remnants of the group still regroup in unknown locations to carry out attacks at unexpected time and places.

May his gallant soul continue to rest in peace

Hausa edition…

Yadda Boko Haram kashe Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali, da 4 sojojin Nijeriya
Najeriya sojojin kashe 14 Boko Haram
Addashin Darektan Army Public Relations Sani Kukasheka Usman ya bayyana cewa kwamanda na 272 Task Force Tank bataliya Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali da aka kashe da tsatsauran Boko Haram a wani sumame.operation-crocodile-smile-in-photo
A cewar SK Usman, da ake zargi da ‘yan Boko Haram’ yan ta’adda suka kai hari a 119 bataliya, Najeriya Army location a Mallam Fatori, Northern Borno State kashe Lt.Col. Abu Ali da wasu hudu sojojin Nijeriya, yayin da wasu sojoji samu raunuka.
A cikin m yaki don tare da mayakan, 14 ‘yan Boko Haram da aka kuma kashe, aka koya.

Wane ne Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali?
Ali shi ne wani fice soja wanda ya jagoranci yaki da tsunduma Boko Haram wanda ya kai ga sake kwata na Baga gari a 2015.
Baga garin ya sananne ga ta mazauni da Boko Haram da flag hoisted da Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali da bataliya flushed fitar da kungiyar da kuma kame shi.

Da gallant ƙarfin zuciya wanda aka kamala wa m gabatarwa daga daraja da manyan to Lieutenant Colonel a watan Satumba 9, 2015, “da aka yi wa ado da Chief of Army Staff, Laftanar Janar T.Y Buratai a Gamboru Ngala a lokacin wani aiki ziyarar”
A halin yanzu, da Army ta ce ta gano 1 Janar Nufa Machine Gun (GPMG), 7 Ak-47 guda, sunadarai abubuwa da kuma babban yawa daga ammonium, yayin da “mopping sama da amfani ne gudana,” Kanar Sani Usman.

Muhimmancin harin
Gwamnatin Najeriya ta ce tsakiyar 2016 cewa ya ci tsatsauran kungiyar ‘yan ta’adda, amma har yanzu akwai wata gaba da kai hare-hare da kungiyar.
A kwanan nan, kai hari a kan sojojin location a arewacin jihar Borno wanda ya kai ga kisan daya daga Najeriya alamar sojojin jami’in ne mai wakeup kira ga Nijeriya sojojin ba a kan bikin da shan kashi na Boko Haram.
Kuma kada su karɓi tũba kamar yadda remnants na kungiyar har yanzu regroup a unknown wurare don gudanar da hare-hare a m lokaci da wurare.

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French edition…

Comment Boko Haram a tué le Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali, et 4 soldats nigérians

Les troupes nigérianes tuent 14 insurgés de Boko Haram
Sani Kukasheka Usman, directeur par intérim des relations publiques de l’Armée de terre, a révélé que le commandant du 272e bataillon de chars de la force opérationnelle, le lieutenant-colonel Muhammad Abu Ali avait été tué par les redoutables insurgés Boko Haram dans une embuscade.

Selon SK Usman, les terroristes soupçonnés de Boko Haram ont attaqué un bataillon, l’emplacement de l’armée nigériane à Mallam Fatori, dans l’état de Borno du nord, tuant le Lt.Col. Abu Ali et quatre autres soldats nigérians, tandis que certains soldats ont subi des blessures.
Dans la bataille féroce pour repousser les insurgés, 14 membres de Boko Haram ont également été tués, a-t-on appris.

Qui est le Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali?

Ali était un soldat exceptionnel qui a mené la bataille qui a engagé Boko Haram insurgés qui a conduit à la reprise de la ville de Baga en 2015.
La ville de Baga était connue pour son occupation par Boko Haram avec son drapeau hissé avant que le lieutenant-colonel Muhammad Abu Ali et son bataillon purifient le groupe et le reprennent.

Sa bravoure courageuse a culminé à sa promotion rapide du rang d’un commandant au lieutenant-colonel en septembre 9, 2015, “a été décoré par le chef d’état-major de l’armée, lieutenant général T.Y Buratai à Gamboru Ngala pendant une visite d’opération”
Dans l’intervalle, l’armée affirme avoir récupéré 1 mitrailleuse générale (GPMG), 7 fusils Ak-47, des substances chimiques et une grande quantité de munitions, tandis que «le nettoyage et l’exploitation sont en cours», le colonel Sani Usman.
Importance de l’attaque
Le gouvernement nigérian a déclaré à la mi-2016 qu’il avait vaincu le redoutable groupe terroriste, mais il ya encore des escarmouches d’attaques par le groupe.
La récente attaque sur l’emplacement militaire dans le nord de l’État de Borno qui a mené à l’assassinat de l’un des officiers de l’armée nigériane prometteur est un appel de réveil pour les troupes nigériennes de ne pas trop célébrer la défaite de Boko Haram.
Et de ne pas céder tout comme les restes du groupe se regroupent encore dans des endroits inconnus pour mener des attaques à des moments et des lieux inattendus.

Chinese edition..

Boko Haram如何杀死Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali和4名尼日利亚士兵
陆军公共关系代理主任Sani Kukasheka Usman披露,272特遣队坦克营中尉穆罕默德阿布阿里中校指挥官被可怕的博科哈拉姆叛乱分子在埋伏中杀死。
据SK Usman称,可疑的博科哈拉姆恐怖分子袭击了位于北部博尔诺州Mallam Fatori的一个119营营的尼日利亚军队营地Lt.Col。阿布阿里和另外四名尼日利亚士兵,一些士兵受伤。
谁是Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali?
Baga镇因Boko Haram的占领而臭名昭着,在Lt.Col Muhammad Abu Ali先生和他的营被冲洗出来之前,他们的旗子被悬挂起来。
他勇敢的勇气最终导致他从2015年9月9日的专业级别升级到中校,“由陆军参谋长T. T. Buratai先生在Gamboru Ngala操作访问期间装饰”
同时,军队说,它恢复了1通用机枪(GPMG),7 Ak-47步枪,化学物质和大量的弹药,而“扫地和剥削正在进行”,萨尼Usman上校。