Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Army Officer Killed By Boko Haram In Yobe Identified, Friends Says No To Amnesty
The Army officer killed last weekend in Yobe State by the Boko Haram sect has been identified as Major Samuel Jega Kanady Dalaky of Gombe State.
Major Dalaky was a member of the 50th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, as well as an alumnus of the Nigerian Military School (NMS) Zaria.
George Ibrahim, an associate of the deceased, told SaharaReporters in a telephone call from Gombe State that the major was killed during a tough gun fight with Boko Haram which ambushed military personnel of the Joint Task Force in Gaidam, Yobe State.
Ibrahim said that he will be leading a team of Dalaky’s friends who are kicking against the proposed amnesty in view of the heinous activities of Boko Haram, and that they will make their position known to the Nigerian government.
He said, “You cannot be bombing citizens and security personnel and get paid for killing them. They have killed innocent Nigerians and military personnel and now they killed Major Samuel Dalaky, [while] two other officers are in critical condition.
“We are meeting as friends and associates of all Nigerians killed by Boko Haram and will submit our protest to Nigerian government against the amnesty. It is irrational and illogical, you cannot negotiate with blood thirsty terrorists, they have left his little two children fatherless, just like they have left thousands [of people] widows and orphans.”