Yusuf Buratai, the father of Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is dead.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, confirmed the death in a statement issued on Friday in Maiduguri.
Kukasheka stated that Yusuf Buratai, an ex-serviceman, died on Friday morning.
He said: “This is to inform you of the passing away of the father of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, this morning (Friday) in Maiduguri”.
Buratai, a veteran of World War II, joined the West African Army in 1942.