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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday decorated his son, Adeboye with his new rank of Brigadier General.
The Nigerian Army had in December 2021 announced the promotion of some senior officers in recognition of their patriotic service to the country.

Adeboye Obasanjo who was a Lieutenant Colonel at the time, was shot in an attack by Boko Haram in Baza in Adamawa State in 2014 during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The terrorists were said to have attacked a platoon led by Adeboye Obasanjo and in the process, 24 soldiers were reportedly killed.
Obasanjo son, then an army engineer at the 3rd Division, Jos, Plateau State sustained gun shot wounds to the leg.

It was also reported then that at the time of the incident, Major Gen JS Zaruwa, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme who served as the Brigade Commander of the 23rd Army Brigade in Yola and Lieutenant Agwu were all together advancing towards Michika when Boko Haram fighters ambushed them and unleashed the deadly attack on the soldiers.

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