Bandits kill ex-NDA instructor, destroy MTN mast with RPG

Bandits in Katsina State have reportedly killed an officer of the 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Major A.G Mohammed.

The late Mohammed was a member of Operation Hadarin Daji and the Commander overseeing military operations in the Vantumaki, Dan Ali and Kankara axes of the state.

The news of his death was disclosed by a security analyst and counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, via his X handle on Friday.

Makama wrote, “The news of the demise of Major Ag Mohammed of 17 brigade Katsina State, Operation Hadarin DAJI is indeed heart-wrenching.

“Mohammed paid the supreme price while combating bandits in the North West of Katsina State.

“Until his death, he serves as the commander covering Yantumaki, Dan Ali and Kankara Axis. He was one of the most gallant, courageous and highly dedicated officers.”

When contacted by our correspondent, the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Nwachukwu Onyema, neither picked up his phone calls nor responded to text and WhatsApp messages sent to his mobile number as of the time of filing this report.

However, mourning the late officer, an X user, @skonz222, recalled his experience with Mohammed at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State.

He wrote, “I remember this officer when he was a Captain posted to NDA, very malicious (sic) but proper officer. He will not look at your direction but if he does, you will feel it but at the same time, you can tell that it’s just training. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Another user, @utaan55, described Mohammed as a “gallant” officer and a “welfarist”.

– Punch

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