Boko Haram has taken aim at the son of former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, and the soldier is now in recovery.
The ex-officials son, Lt. Col. Adeboye Obasanjo, was shot by Islamic extremist fighters during combat in a northeastern state, Al Jazeera reports.
“I got in touch with… Obasanjo and told him that I received this information… He told me yes, he was aware of the incident,” said Mohammed Keffi, one of Olusegun’s associates. “He told me his (son’s) team had left Mubi on their way to Michika when they came under fire from Boko Haram. He was shot and injured but he is in a stable condition.”
Fortunately, Adeboyewas not fatally wounded while troops were fighting back against Boko Haram yesterday. As of Monday evening, Mohammed said he was “getting better.”
Yesterday’s fight was the most recent attempt to shut down the extremists’ activities in Nigeria.
Although Olusegun has not been on the battlefield, he’s been doing more diplomatic work to stop Boko Haram’s insurgency. In May, he even attempted to have talks with the group in order to facilitate the return of more than 200 school girls that they kidnapped in April.