Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Nigerian Army’s Chief of Training, Operations, Maj. Gen. Yushau Abubakar Dies in Car Crash

The Chief of Training and Operation of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Yushau Abubakar, died in a road accident today.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that Abubakar, who was the immediate past Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North died in the accident, which occurred along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.
Usman said that the General Officer Commanding the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, Maj. Gen. Muhammed Aliyu, who was in the car with the late Abubakar, sustained some injuries and was being treated.
“The road accident also involved the Acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Brigadier General MSA Aliyu who sustained some injuries and is currently receiving medical treatment.”The statement read in part, “The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of Chief of Training and Operations of the Army, Major General Yushau Mahmood Abubakar in a road accident along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road today. He was the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole before his recent redeployment to Army Headquarters, Abuja.


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