My husband Warned Me That I Would Hear Of His Death One Day—Wife Of Soldier Killed By Boko Haram
According to Khadijat, her late husband served the nation with devotion and loyalty, paying the ultimate price by laying down his life for the country’s stability.
Abdullahi Bhuwa Usman, a soldier killed by Boko Haram terrorists, was identified as a patriotic officer of the Nigerian Army by Khadijat Mohammed, his wife.
Usman, who recently married Khadijat, was one of the soldiers killed on January 29 when insurgents fought the Nigerian military for control of Dikwa for four hours.
The gunfight began around 6:00 p.m. and lasted until around 10:00 p.m. It claimed a large number of lives, including Usman’s.
When the horrific incident occurred, the deceased had just married in December 2020 and was looking forward to starting a family, according to a family source.
“The news of Usman’s death hit me like a ton of bricks. On December 27, 2020, he married for the first time. The source said, “I attended the wedding here in Lagos.”
“Though he wasn’t physically present (at the wedding) due to his service, his family and friends were all present and left with the wife for Borno State the same day.”
According to Khadijat, who spoke to SaharaReporters,
Khadijat told SaharaReporters that her late husband served the country with devotion and loyalty, and that he paid the ultimate price by laying down his life for the country’s stability.
Usman told the widow many times that there would come a time when he would not return home to her.
“Some soldiers are doing this work with their own hearts because whenever my husband left the house, I would ask him when he would return, and he would always mock me, asking who had given me the assurance that he would return. He predicted that I would learn of his death one day.
“I know I was only married to him for a month and a half, but the way he spoke about death was strange to me. She told SaharaReporters that he was in the job to support people, not to make money.
Khadijat remembered her late husband as a gentle and dedicated officer.