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.