Lt. Col Muhammad Abu Ali: Tribute To A Gallant Hero

Col. Mohammed Abu aLI
Col. Mohammed Abu aLI

By Mustapha Anka

An officer and a gentleman

Cherished, admired and adored

By officers, soldiers and civilians

As angels adore God in heaven

Your transition, a shocking transition

Was like a candlelight blown out by the wind

An evil wind in an evil world

Though your memories remain

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Forever in our hearts

A great hero of our time

The scourge of the enemies

A commander, a lion and a desert fox

Feared by cowards, revered by adversaries

Whenever your name echoed in the battlefield

We have lost a conqueror, a brave officer

Whose name was engraved with diamond

For diamonds are forever

We are in pain, an enormous pain

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As your blood flows in our veins

We will never be the same

Your death will never be in vain.

We part to meet, this I’m sure of




     

     

    We will regroup to part no more, this I know

    Because from Him we come, and to Him we return.

    Rest in peace ‘ma men’

    * Mustapha Anka, a Colonel, is Deputy Director, Department of Army Public Relations, and spokesperson, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Borno State.

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