According to a Nigerian soldier, Ayo Adebayo who served under the late military commander, the young family man apparently predicted his own demise.
"If someone must die, let it be me" were the last words of the selfless Nigerian soldier fondly remembered for the recapture of Baga from Boko Haram insurgents.
He was killed when suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a 119 Battalion Nigerian Army location at Mallam Fatori, Borno State. The troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack, killing 14 Boko Haram terrorists.
Unfortunately, Lt Col Muhammad Abu Ali and 4 other soldiers were killed. Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, was the Commanding Officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion. He left behind a wife and children.
Below is a short video clip of Abu Ali when he was preparing his troops for the Baga showdown with Boko Haram operatives:
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Where others are busy eating people's sweat•• there u are fighting for the peace of our dear Nation•• Rest on Boss pic.twitter.com/vgXpGgXrFK— @HardyInjure (@ayoadebayo4) November 5, 2016
How do u feel seeing someone u love, ur role model, ur Mentor dying in Cold Blood right in ur eyes•• RIP Serki Yaki pic.twitter.com/wnlfDPROBF— @HardyInjure (@ayoadebayo4) November 6, 2016
Somewhere around where a Hero was killed•• Saddest day of my life pic.twitter.com/93Ld4MywaU— @HardyInjure (@ayoadebayo4) November 6, 2016
Rest on Boss••• as your boys continue with rest of the Fight••• we shall Unite again Someday pic.twitter.com/ONJzDBOh5B— @HardyInjure (@ayoadebayo4) November 5, 2016
GOD grant ur families the fortitude to bear the great lost•••™ pic.twitter.com/A5UbHf7nT1— @HardyInjure (@ayoadebayo4) November 5, 2016
How it went down yesterday•• sorry can't post pictures of deceased due to security reasons. pic.twitter.com/Vth7mcnUSO— @HardyInjure (@ayoadebayo4) November 5, 2016
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