The Oasis Reporters
February 10, 2018
Mallam Yusuf Buratai, the father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, who passed on early morning on Friday has been buried amidst tears in Maiduguri. Mallam Yusuf passed away in the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Maiduguri, north east Nigeria.
The Nigerian Army disclosed this In statement by its spokesman, Brig. Gen. SK Usman on Friday. It read:”Good morning all, Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihirrajiun. 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”, Brig Gen. Usman said.
According to a source, Yusuf had a successful surgery for a kidney related ailment in the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH but gave up thereafter. Another source added that the deceased has been hospitalized for days before he passed on.
Late Yusuf leaves behind 14 children, including the Chief of Army Staff and many grandchildren. He was a non-commissioned officer in the West African Frontier Force.