Army Chief Buratai Loses Father

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has lost his father, according to a statement by the Nigerian army.

In the statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai died in the wee hours of Friday in the Borno Sate capital Maiduguri.

Yusuf  Buratai, an ex-serviceman, is the father of army chief Buratai.

Kukasheka’s statement read in part: “This is to inform you of the passing away of the father of the Chief of Army Staff, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, this morning (Friday) in Maiduguri”.

Buratai, a veteran of World War II, joined the West African Army in 1942.

The death of Buratai’s father comes bare hours after President Muhammadu Buhari lost his sister in-law in Daura.

It’s also comes amid rising security concerns in the country, particularly the menace of armed Fulani herdsmen in the middle-belt and other states.


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