Khadijat Mohammed, wife of Abdullahi Bhuwa Usman, a soldier who was killed by Boko Haram terrorists, has urged the army authorities to bury her husband and ‘allow him rest in peace.’
It was gathered that Usman, who recently got married to Khadijat, was among the soldiers killed on January 29 when the insurgents engaged the Nigerian military in a four-hour battle to take control of Dikwa.
The attack happened a few hours after Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai handed over to Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as the Chief of Army Staff.
The gun battle started around 6:00 pm and lasted till about 10:00 pm. It claimed many casualties, including Usman’s.
A family source had said that the deceased got married in December 2020 and was looking forward to raising a family when the tragic incident occurred.
“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,” the source had said.
“Though he wasn’t in attendance physically (at the wedding) because he was on duty, his family members and friends were all here and left with the wife for Borno State that same day.”
Khadijat said she got to know about her husband’s death on social media, adding that the Nigerian Army did not inform his family.
Source: Sahara Reporters