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Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, loses father

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Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, loses father

Mallam Yusuf Buratai, the father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, is dead.

He passed away in a hospital in Maiduguri.

The Nigerian Army disclosed this in a statement by its spokesman, Brig. Gen. SK Usman to newsmen in Maiduguri on Friday.

It read:”Good morning all,

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihirrajiun.  This is to inform you of the passing away of the father of the Chief of Army Staff, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai this morning in Maiduguri.”Brig Gen. Usman said.

Late Yusuf leaves behind 14 children, including the chief of army staff and many grandchildren.

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

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