Adeboye Obasanjo, a soldier and son of the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo was on Monday shot during a battle between the insurgents, Boko Haram and troops near Michika in Adamawa State.
It was gathered that the ex-president’s son who married Daisy Nyada in February 2008 led a platoon of the army that took on the insurgents at Baza near Michika.
An army engineer at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State said that the insurgents injured Adeboye in the leg during the encounter. The source said that the former President’s son was being treated at a military facility which identity was not revealed for security reasons.
“He was shot by Boko Haram in the battle to reclaim Michika from the insurgents. But there is no cause for alarm as he is responding to treatment,” he said.
Mohammed Kebbi, another top military source and a family friend of Obasanjo, confirmed the shooting of Adeboye. He said, “Adeboye, son of Obasanjo, was shot by the insurgents in Baza on their way to Michika.”
Meanwhile, soldiers launched another offensive on Monday night against Boko Haram insurgents in their bid to recapture Michika in Adamawa State.