A patriotic hero falls to Boko Haram

Uchenna-Ilo

Resolute Uchenna Ilo says a prayer before going to war to battle Islamist sect, Boko Haram

Jovial Uchenna takes a selfie in a camouflage shirt
Jovial Uchenna takes a selfie in a camouflage shirt

A Nigerian soldier, Charles Victor Uchenna Ilo, who hail from Enugu state was killed by Boko Haram terrorists during a recent battle to recapture Monguno in Borno state.

A gallant and patriotic combatant, Ilo combined patriotism with deep faith in God. He prayed before each operation and was known to be very friendly.

Resolute Uchenna Ilo says a prayer before going to war to battle Islamist sect, Boko Haram
Resolute Uchenna Ilo says a prayer before going to war to battle Islamist sect, Boko Haram

He tool ill recently but returned to the battle front after treatment.

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His last Facebook post was on Valentine Day and it reads: “well, nothing more to say, we are going back 2 recapture our ‪#‎monguno base today, I must fullfill my vow to my country… My faith is one and ever! THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.”

Hundreds have paid tribute to him via that social media platform.