BREAKING: COAS, Buratai loses father

Mallam Yusufu Buratai, the father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has passed away in a hospital in Maiduguri, according to a close relative of the family morning of today, February 9.

The source added that the deceased has been hospitalized for close to a week for a kidney-related illness.

He had a successful surgery in the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH but gave up thereafter.

Late Yusufu leaves behind 14 children, including the army chief.

He was also a military personality having been a non-commissioned officer in the West African Frontier Force.

There's however, no official confirmation from the Nigerian Army or the family of the deceased yet.

Burial arrangement is also not announced.


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