A Nigerian soldier, identified as Captain Shehu-Usman Mahmoud Gidado who was killed by Boko Haram operatives has been buried.
The soldier was laid to rest at Maimalari Cantonment Military Cemetery in Maiduguri in Borno state.
His coursemate wrote a tribute to him praying that his soul rest in peace.
Read his tribute below:
#Allahu Akbar , my course mate Captain Shehu-Usman Mahmoud Gidado being laid to rest at Maimalari Cantonment Military Cemetery , Maiduguri. Gidado had been close to my heart right from the time we met during the Army Selection Board exercise at Kaduna some years back. At that time I saw in Gidado an honest, religious and very friendly personality . These attributes remained the identifying qualities of Gidado till his last moment on the mother earth.
He died while defending the good people of our country from the heartless and brutal attacks of cowards. We pray Allah (SWT) to have mercy on his soul and admit him into Jannatil Firdaus. My condolences go to his good family, our course mates and the entire country men and women. #Adieu Gidado!