23rd February, 2015
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.
He tool ill recently but returned to the battle front after treatment.
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.