IBB reacts to death of Shagaya, Buratai, Baba-Ahmed


Former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has mourned the passing of Gen Shagaya, father of Army Chief, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, and Veteran broadcaster, Baba Ahmed.

His condolence is contained in a statement he issued Sunday night.

It read: “I received with great shock the sudden demise of one of the brilliant retired military officers, General John Shagaya this Sunday from a ghastly motor accident.

“Late General Shagaya until his death had been an ardent supporter of the unity of Nigeria as a nation and a peace builder irrespective of ethnicism, tribalism and religious bigotry.

“Equally, my condolences go to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on the demise of his father a veteran of the Nigerian Army at the age of 103.

“Similarly, I condole members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm over the demise of veteran broadcaster Late Mahmood Baba Ahmed who died at the age of 74.

“My heartfelt condolences go to all their families, friends and well-wishers.

“May Almighty God comfort their families for the irreparable losses.”

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