by S’ola Filani
Hey haters, Lt. Col. Adeboye Obasanjo may be wounded but he is eager to return to the battlefield.
The son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was shot on Monday by Boko Haram insurgents near Michika in Adamawa State and is recuperating at a government medical facility in Yola.
Speaking with a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar and the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, who paid him a visit late Tuesday, Adeboye Obsanajo expressed eagerness to return to the battle front.
Reports say the former vice-president, who recently mended fences with Obasanjo, was glad to find Adeboye in high spirit.
“I was impressed to see him display the type of courage his father (Obasanjo) was known for. He even marched before me even as he was recovering from gunshots,” Atiku Abubakar allegedly said.
Also, Omeri told journalists at a news conference in Abuja that Adeboye was in high spirits “I spoke with the son of Gen. Obasanjo’s son that was involved in the incident of yesterday(Monday). He is in very high spirits and he is assuring Nigerians that what is on his mind now is to get well and go back to defend his fatherland and this is the kind of patriotism and the spirit that even those of us who are not on the line of battle should exhibit. We should continuously support members of the armed forces and support them in prayers.”
Adeboye was gunned down in an operation to flush out insurgents from Michika on Monday, about 25 soldiers were killed in the battle.