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Nigerian Army assassinated Col. Ibrahim Sakaba for refusing to be part of their conspiracies – Widow


Oluwaseun, the widow of lieutenant-colonel Ibrahim Sakaba, has accused the Nigerian Army of murdering her husband because he “refused to be part of their conspiracies” to plunder cash meant to fight Boko Haram.

Her statement came after the army announced that 1,081 Boko Haram fighters had surrendered in Bama on Monday.

The surrendered terrorists were seen holding posters that read “Nigerians, please forgive us,” “surrender and live,” and “surrender and be free,” among other things, in photos released on the army’s social media page.

While sharing the photos of the surrendered insurgents on her Instagram page, Ms Sakaba alleged that the army was responsible for the death of her husband, said to have died during a Boko Haram attack on a battalion in Borno.

“I should forgive them for making many women widows and kids fatherless. I should forgive them for (your failure to pay) my late husband dues! I should forgive them for all their atrocities done to my family,” she wrote. “You shot my husband dead in his office that you pretended to be a friendly force just because he refused (sic) to be part of your plots. Time for dragging now.”

Lambasting the army’s statement, Ms Sakaba said, “You are complete assh*les to even have the intermediary to post this on your page! Like you kidding me … all the pains families and loved ones have suffered we (sic) be on your head… you nitwits… all the blood of soldiers we ask you all.”

When questioned about her accusations, Mr Sakaba’s widow informed Peoples Gazette that she would not be “spilling” any more information at this time.

Onyema Nwachukwu, the army’s spokeswoman, did not immediately respond to The Gazette’s request for comment on the accusation.

In November 2018, Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a Nigerian Army regiment in Borno State, killing Mr Sakaba and 117 other troops.

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