Sule, a Nigerian army officer who just wedded eight months ago has been killed by Boko Haram members.
military friend of late Captain Sule told SaharaReporters that Boko
Haram gunmen killed the young, newly wed officer in an attack on a
military contingent over the weekend.“Captain Sule was killed in a battle launched by Boko Haram fighters
against our troops between Saturday and Sunday,” said his military
friend who is based in the Ikom Barracks in Cross River State. The
officer, who provided wedding photos of Captain Sule, added that he and
other friends of the deceased officer “received the news with utmost
shock. He was killed between Saturday and Sunday, but we only got the
information on Monday.”
He said he and Captain Sule had been friends since their days in
secondary school. The source said the Nigerian Army later posted Captain
Sule to Cross River State. “It was from here that he went on a military
duty to the Borno area.”
The source said that he last spoke with Captain Sule a week ago. “We
talked over the phone and he told me that he was fine, but said we
should continue praying for him.”
The officer said he was distraught that the captain’s death has made a
widow out of the young wife Captain Sule married in November 2013.
The source said Captain Sule’s wife and family are aware of his death,
even though the Defense Headquarters was yet to officially announce his
death at the time of this report.