Son of former Nigerian President Obasanjo, reportedly shot by Boko Haram

general olusgeun obasanjoThe son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo was reportedly shot by Boko Haram in Mubi, Adamawa today. Adebayo Obasanjo, who is an army engineer and was a Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State, was shot when Boko Haram attacked a platoon he was leading in Mubi, Adamawa, according to Sahara Reporters.

His legs were badly injured, and he has been taken to the hospital.

The terrorists are said to have killed 24 soldiers in the platoon. In addition, the militants seized one of the platoon’s armored tanks.

Obasanjo’s current condition is unknown.

Earlier today, Adamawa State University in Mubi was shut down indefinitely for security reasons following Boko Haram’s take over of Gulak town.Photo Credit: Niyi Tabiti