Army Boss Buratai’s Father Dies In Maiduguri

Army Boss Buratai’s Father Dies In Maiduguri

By Wires Editor | The Trent on February 9, 2018
James Yusuf, Ishaya Ali Poshiya, Nehemiah Yohanna Poshiya, Husseini Poshiya, Hamma Poshiya, Yusuf Mafindi, Yila Boyi, James Bare, Ezekiel Dandaudu, Ali Ishaku, Ilya Bala, Tukur Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai | The Trent

Yusuf Buratai, the father of Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, is dead.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, confirmed the death in a statement issued on Friday, February 9, 2018, in Maiduguri.

COAS Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (left) with his late father, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai

Kukasheka stated that Yusuf Buratai, an ex-serviceman, died on Friday morning.

He added that “this is to inform you of the passing away of the father of the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, this morning in Maiduguri”.

His remains were buried at the Gwange cemetery in Maiduguri.

The 106-year-old war veteran died in the early hours of Friday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.

Buratai, who fought in World War II, is survived by one wife, 15 children, and many grandchildren.

The funeral prayer was attended by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State and his Deputy, Alhaji Usman Durkwa, and some members of state and national assemblies.

Also in attendance were the General Commanding Officer (GOC), 7 Division, Major General Ibrahim Yusuf; the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas; and other top military officers.


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