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Chief of Army Staff and other sympathisers could not hold back tears as Muhammad Abu-Ali, a lieutenant colonel, was buried in Abuja on  Monday, November 7.

Abu-Ali and some of his men were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in a night raid at Mallam Fatori, Borno state, last Friday.

 

Six soldiers - Muazu Ibrahim, Hussani Jafaru, Bassey Okon, Chukwu Simon and Patrick Paul - were killed alongside the Abu-Ali in the attack.

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At the brief funeral held at the National Cemetery, Buratai extolled the bravery and gallantry of Abu-Ali and his men.

Abu-Ali led the operation to recapture Baga as well as other successful onslaughts against the terrorists.

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