Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state has redeemed his pledge to the families of Col DC Bako and three other soldiers that died while defending their commander during an ambush at Wajiroko village in the outskirts of Damboa local government area of the state last Sunday.
The governor redeemed the pledge when he visited the wife Wednesday morning in Maiduguri at the office of Acting GOC, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, Brig Gen Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim.
The governor consoled the wife and family members of late Col Bako, and prayed for the repose of the late senior officer and the three other soldiers who paid their supreme price along with him.
He described late Col. Bako as a great patriot and formidable commander.
While presenting a cheque of N20 million to Mrs Bako, he also assured the widow that the promise to redeem his pledge of getting the family a house would also be fulfilled.
He also redeemed the pledged made to three soldiers who paid the supreme price while defending their superior officer during the ambush in Damboa.