The son of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has is injured after reportedly being shot by Boko Haram insurgugents during an operation in Mubi, Adamawa State. He sustained serious injuries to his legs and was being transported to the hospital at the time of this report.
Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer, was a Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State, and his platoon engaged with the Boko Haram militants in Adamawa State. It is also reported that 24 soldiers were killed during this operation.
Adamawa State has been under siege along with Borno as Boko Haram and the Nigerian military engage in vicious battles. Earlier today it was announced that Adamawa State University in Mubi was shut down indefinitely for security reasons.