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Ex-President Obasanjo’s Son Reportedly Shot in Mubi by Boko Haram



Obasanjo's Son BellaNaijaThe 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


  1. Karis

    September 8, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Petit a petit Boko Haram are taking over soon they will turn the whole North to an islamic state……….our government are busy campaigning for 2015 and leaving the crucial matters unattended! Nigeria…..which way to go???? God help the families of all the deceased

    • Julian Chinanu

      September 9, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Amen! god will deliver us from their evil hands

  2. bruno

    September 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    So sad, GEJ is behaving like a typical nigerian, praying and waiting for boko haram to magically go away, wake up people, pray from now till next year boko haram aint going no where, the more u ignore them, they stronger and more powerful they become. A word is enough for the wise.


    September 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    boko is finished!! OBJ will finnish them

    • Leah

      September 9, 2014 at 12:09 am

      I sure hope so! Now that the have targeted a prominent name, maybe Obasanjo can help oust those fellow big men both in and outside that are funding and supporting Boko Haram? Trust me, they all know who is involved and are fine with it as long as their families are not targeted. May I suggest one of Jonathan’s kids next, that might help wake him up.

    • Bullet

      September 9, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Am sorry for you…..have you forgotten so quickly how many times he advised Uncle Jona on what to do but they applied sentiments and accused him of not being sincere.Where as its your president and his co-horts that are not being sincere.

      Why is the USA,Britain etc that wanted to help backing out.Why are they no longer helping……ordinary cmeroon refused to share intelligence with us…..yet your president is asking for money to by what is not.

      God dey and he will surely punish those involved and those that can do something to help and refused to.

  4. bokoharaminfo

    September 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I never knew the ex president had a son in the army. Get well soon Adebayo, so you can send this sect out of Nigeria once and for all.

    Get more information on the dreaded Boko Haram sect @ . The information has been verified so you are sure it’s the TRUTH.

  5. vickky

    September 9, 2014 at 12:19 am

    mayb, just mayb, now that the son of a once-was president has been attacked by these animals in the form of human, they will take serious actions to curb them and hopefully stop all these senseless killing…i am in no way happy this has befallen the obasanjos bc eveil is evil no matter who it visits, but just mayb now, ” they ” will pay serious attention to them n find ways to resolve them bc they r getting close…i mean to “them”

  6. mouth mouth

    September 9, 2014 at 1:13 am


  7. Tosin

    September 9, 2014 at 2:23 am

    haaa! terrible.

  8. Fa

    September 9, 2014 at 2:39 am

    All I can say is God is working His purpose out! Get well soon adebayo…

  9. fbi

    September 9, 2014 at 4:12 am

    In Asa’s voice ‘there is fire on the mountain’…

    • ceetoo

      September 9, 2014 at 8:31 am

      …. “and nobody seem to be on the run” (or taking the right actions)
      This is how kidnapping started only in the South South and we all kept quiet saying it was only white oil workers and it was only in the SS… now every corner of the country records kidnapping even for recharge card.

  10. @edDREAMZ

    September 9, 2014 at 6:38 am

    They should just arrest sheriff bcos that man is behind all this…..

  11. leeleo

    September 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

    @bokoharaminfo f**k off, we don’t need your dump ass info here. Him & his dad look alike. Beta pikin, fine boi get well soon…

  12. mulikat

    September 9, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Ur father one of the old men crying for nigeria unity ,while their is nothing to united in this falling nation call nigeria.hope u get better and come back home,cos we need u and rest sons and daurgthers of S.west to defend our area from this killer call Boko harm and when break up days are coming closer, we need people like u and rest to form new actives Amry without Religion and corrupt head,that kill nigeria,to fight for our new Nation by God grace Odu Rep.very soon everybody we relocate to their states and zones of origin,cos another USSR or Yougoslavia is coming soon,cos they can have thier own Sharia Caliphate over their no western education,that their own cup of tea,but they can force others,particular we in S.west,we want to seperate from any form of problems of tribe,religions e.t.c, we are pure secular in all family,christian,normal muslim and tradition belive,and so much happy yourba is like this.GJ will relocated also to Niger-Delta to finish is presidency over their in is own ijaw country.

    • chu girl

      September 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

      kai, mulikat!!! ur English tho………its exhausting, reading ur comment….

    • Grace

      September 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Lwmkfinish o…[email protected] Chu girl #smh. Guess her mood made her type all those wrongly. Buh the message gas been passed abi?

    • Anon

      September 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      All her comments are like that. Serious shelling.

  13. bukola

    September 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Eh ya. Adebayo Obasanjo get well soon. I think d end of Boko Haram is @ hand.

  14. NIRA

    September 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    About 16 soldiers lost their lives in the ambush and all they saw fit to use as headlines is that Obasanjo’s son was injured?? Guess his life is more important than that of all the soldiers who have died in this battle against insurgency.

  15. TheBeautifulEagle

    September 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    yepa!!!!i pray this turns out for our good…obj get angry and do something that will help the country jor.

  16. UK

    September 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    this is just the begining for nijja

  17. ATL's Finest

    September 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Now, that is has happened to one of theirs, let’s see what’s going to happen. Get well soon!

  18. Bekepu John

    September 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    that is what soldiers are trained for. they are not civilians. this is not civilian talk. leave soja work for soja. shikina kai wai

  19. Jamiacaman

    September 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    its quite sad to see bokoharam getting stronger and stronger each passing day and the authorities seems unconcern about the situation. God save Naija God save Africa

  20. Jamiacaman

    September 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    its sad to see bokoharam getting stronger and stronger each passing day and the authorities seems unconcern about the situation. God save Naija God save Africa

    • Jamiacaman

      September 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      its sad to see bokoharam getting stronger and stronger each passing day and the authorities seems unconcern about the situation. God save Naija God save Africa

  21. nigerman

    September 9, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    if only our top northern politicians and militocrats (IBB,buhari and abdulsalam)can demonstrate these kind of nationalistic fervor and love for this country by sending their children to the battlefront to face Bh,this insurgency would have ended,kudos to obj

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