Grief in Maiduguri as army chief loses father, Pa Yusuf Buratai

By (Blogger) Abdulkareem Haruna 

Father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai has passed on today. 

A message posted on a social media handle managed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman confirmed the death. 

"Good morning all, Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihirrajiun  (from God we come and unto Him we shall all return)", the message reads.

"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". 

Late Baba Buratai, as he is popularly known, was a world war ii veteran when he served the West African Army in 1942.

Details of his burial arrangements has not been made public. But he is expected to be buried today. 

Already his family home along Baga toad Maiduguri has since become a beehive of activities as family members, and concerned mourners flocked their to show sympathy. 

The deceased is survived by many children, including the chief of army staff. 

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