Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday stormed Jos, the Plateau State capital, at about 5:45pm to visit his son Lt. Col. Adegboye Obasanjo.
Col. Obasanjo was said to have been wounded during a bloody battle between Boko Haram insurgents and troops in Adamawa State where scores of government forces were allegedly killed by the terrorists.
Col. Obasanjo is believed to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical centre in Jos since the incidence.
Though the visit of the former president was not disclosed, the traffic congestion and heavy security presence along his route from Jos Airport to Obasanjo’s guest house located at Wase Close Jos drew public attention.
It was later discovered that the heavy security build up was occasioned by Obasanjo’s private visit to his wounded son.
It was learnt that the former president was received at the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos by the Deputy Governor Ambassador Ignatius Longjan, Gbong Gwom Jos His Majesty Da Jecob Gyang Buba and other security chiefs, including the Commander of the Special Task Force on Jos crisis, Major General David Eniete; Commissioner of Police and the Director of SSS.
From the airport, the former president and the deputy governor and other security chiefs drove straight to Obasanjo’s guest house along Wase close where his son was said to be waiting for his father.
Col. Adegboye was said to be recovering fast from the gunshot wounds he sustained during the fight against terrorists.
Sources said the soldier is eager to rejoin his colleagues on the battle field in the next few days.
As at the time of filling this report, the former President, his son, Buba, Longjan and security chiefs are said to be holding a closed door meeting at Obasanjo’s private guest house in Jos.