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Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's Son Shot by Boko Haram in Mubi

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Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo,is believed to have been  shot on Monday   during a battle between the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram and troops near Michika in Adamawa State.

A family friend of Obasanjo, Mallam Mohammed Kebbi, told  BBC Hausa Service  that “Col. Adeboye, son of Obasanjo, was shot by the insurgents in Bazza on their (platoon) way to Michika.”

Kebbi said Adeboye was injured in the leg by the insurgents during the encounter

He is an army engineer at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State.

The source said  President's son was being treated at a military facility which identity was not revealed for security reasons.

“He was shot by Boko Haram in the battle to reclaim Michika from the insurgents. But there is no cause for alarm as he is responding to treatment,” he added.

Adeboye married Daisy Nyada in February 2008 at the Hilltop mansion residence of his father in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

During the Nigerian Civil War, Adeboye's father commanded the Army's 3 Marine Commando Division that took Owerri, effectively bringing an end to the civil war.

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