Boko Haram terrorists have killed a newly-wedded military officer, Abdullahi Bhuwa Usman, in Borno State.
According to SaharaReporters, Usman was among the soldiers that lost their lives during an attack against the terrorist group in Dikwa.
A further report disclosed that the newly-wedded soldier was killed a few hours after the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai handed over to Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru
The four-hours battle started around 6:00 pm and lasted till about 10:00 pm, with many killed during the incident, including Usman.
A family member of the deceased told SaharaReporters, “I received the news of Usman’s death with deep shock. He just got married on December 27, 2020. I attended the wedding here in Lagos.”
“Though he wasn’t in attendance physically because he was on duty, his family members and friends were all here and left with the wife to Borno State that same day.”
“I still spoke with him last week and told him to take care of his wife; it’s just so sad. He was so jovial and caring.”
In another development, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor has declared that no Chibok schoolgirl is in the custody of the military at the moment.
Irabor spoke on Sunday while interacting with newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital at the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole