Boko Haram militants attacked a platoon led by the son of former Nigerian president Obasanjo, shooting him today. He sustained serious injuries to his legs, and was being transported to the hospital at the time of this report.
Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer, was a Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State.
He and his platoon were engaged with Boko Haram militants at Baza, which is the village of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the division when the incident took place.
24 soldiers in the platoon were killed.
Details to follow.