Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn a military officer killed by bandits during an ambush in Abuja on Monday, July 25.
The deceased identified as Lt. Jauro Ibrahim Suleiman joined the military three years ago after completing his NYSC.
Two soldiers and a Captain were killed by terrorists during the attack which occurred in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday night.
The captain and the two soldiers were attached to the 7 Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army.
Taking to Facebook to mourn Suleiman, one of his friends, Abba Haruna, wrote;
”I knew Lt. Jauro Ibrahim Suleiman in 2011, U11ec ABU Zaria, since then, he’s been a good Freind. During our undergraduate days, we shared alot of good times together; we eat, play football, go swimming, study and even sometimes spend time at the social center. He was a part of some of the best people life gave to me.
Coming from a military family, it had been his dream to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining the military. One of the very few men i have seen so passionate about the uniform. About 3yrs ago, his prayers were answered.
In the military, his dedication made him a member of the presidential guard. I remember how, on democracy day, during the military parade at the eagles Square, the president stood right in front of him as though admiring the cuteness in his outfit.
On the 24th of July 2022, he and other members of the presidential guard were ambushed by a group of terrorists at Bwari, Abuja. Sadly, we lost him.
Lt. Jauro lost his life in defending our freedom and liberty. We pray Allah SWA accept him as a shaheed.
Please if u see this post, say a prayer for him. Ask Allah to forgive his short comings and excesses. Ask Allah to make him among the people of Jannah.
Like my freind and brother Abubakar Tanko said, “this is beyond failure of Buhari and insecurity, Nigeria is under attack, squarely”.
Ya Allah! Without doubt, we believe you know the perpetrators, the accomplice, the mind, and the corruption behind this utter injustice that has left our dear nation in mourning day after day. Ya Allah! If it is for something bad we doing, forgive us. Ya Allah! Make these days go away. In ur most sacred names we pray. Amen”
Former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, also condoled with the father of the deceased, Colonel Babanawa on the death of his son.
See tribute messages from his friends below…