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Nigerian Army buries Artillery School commandant in Abuja



Nigerian Army buries Artillery School commandant in Abuja

major-general. Abraham Dusu, commander of the Nigerian army artillery school, who died at the age of 54 on September 26 in Kachia, Kaduna state, was hired in Abuja by the Nigerian army on Friday for Mother Earth.

The late Dusu, a member of the 37th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defense Academy, was buried at the Cemetery of the Guards Brigade, Lungi Barrack, after a funeral service at All Saint (Protestant) Church in Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja .

Speaking at the ceremony, Army Chief of Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General. Faruk Yahaya, described the late general as a complete gentleman, a professional soldier, a loving husband and a good family man, who did his best in the service of the nation.

Mr. Yahaya said that Dusu’s disappearance was a great loss to the armed forces, the Nigerian military and the nation in general.

He said that death is an inevitable end for everyone, that only God can determine when and how it will happen.

SFOC said the funeral of his colleague and classmate is a call for all to reflect on life and strive to be better human beings while living.

He urged all to always aspire to live for humanity and society, bearing in mind that one day everyone would return to their creator.

“We should learn from this incident and many others that we have witnessed to individually and collectively make efforts to be better through our commitment to our jobs and our service to humanity,” he said. .

Mr. Yahaya assured the family of the deceased officer of the military’s continued support for them.

During the funeral service, Deputy Director of Chaplaincy Services (Protestant) Major (Rev.) Babatunde Adegoke preached on the theme “Mistaken Identity,” warning that humans have forgotten their true identity which is dust. and decided to live on Identity Borrowed from titles and status.

He said the personality people put on is a borrowed identity and urged everyone to recognize that “we will all return to the dust from which we came”.

The late Dusu’s widow, Cynthia Dusu, paid tribute to her late husband, describing the late general as a loving, caring and committed man to his work and his family.

The widow, who calls her late husband “Baba and Sunbeam,” said their two-decade marriage has grown through ticking to produce fond memories.

Reading the funeral oratory, the commander of the artillery corps, the major-general. Tari-Timiye Gagariga, said the late general was appointed a regular fighter in 1990 at the rank of second lieutenant with seniority from September 27, 1985.

Mr Gagariga said the officer was promoted to the rank of major general in September 2019 and died while serving as the commander of the Artillery School.


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