Captain Ohakwe after the accident
Captain Ohakwe after the accident

Army Captain Ohakwe Died in Accident, not Killed by Boko Haram- Investigation reveals

The rumoured news of the killing of one Ohakwe Egegus Ikechukwu, a Captain of the Nigerian Army (NA 15045), by Boko Haram (BH) terrorists in Borno is not true, PRNigeria‘s investigation has revealed.

ID Card of Captain Ohakwe at the Accident Scene
ID Card of Captain Ohakwe at the Accident Scene

Capt. Ikechukwu, an indigene of Imo State, was reported by some online media, to have been killed in a recent attack launched by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

Captain Ohakwe and Family
Captain Ohakwe and Family

The trending social media reports had claimed that Ikechukwu was killed alongside an Army Colonel and three other soldiers in Borno State.

However, PRNigeria gathered that Ikechukwu, and two other officers, were involved in a ghastly road accident along Makurdi-Lafiya Road at Yelwata, a border town between Benue and Nasarawa States.

The vehicle after the accident involving Captain Ohakwe
The vehicle after the accident involving Captain Ohakwe

The officers were returning to their base after completing Cadre Conversion course at the 20 Model Battalion of the Nigeria Army in Serti, Taraba State.

It was learnt that a Honda Accord car, which the Army officers including Captain Ikechukwu were in, had a head-on collision with a vehicle in the opposite direction.

The fatal crash instantly claimed Ikechukwu’s life while Captain NA Shehu (NA14972) and Captain JE Akwaraonwu (NA 15039) survived the accident.

The other vehicle after the accident involving Captain Ohakwe
The other vehicle after the accident involving Captain Ohakwe

The corpse of the late Army Captain was immediately evacuated to the Nigerian Airforce Hospital (NAF) in Makurdi, while the other two injured officers were moved to NAF Base for urgent treatment.

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