President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Buratai family over the death of Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, father of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
In a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity issued in Abuja, stated that Buhari joined the members of the family in mourning the ex-serviceman and veteran of World War II.
According to the President, Buratai’s service to Nigeria will always be appreciated and remembered.
He further stressed that “Buratai’s years of service to the nation epitomised by courage, skill, determination and devotion has been rightly bequeathed to his son, who is diligently serving the country’’.
The death of Buratai, who joined the West African Army in 1942, was announced by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, where he stated in a statement in Abuja that the the ex-service man Yusuf Buratai died on Friday morning in Maiduguri at the age of 115 years.