Former Chief Of Defence Staff, General Joshua Dogonyaro Is Dead




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A former Chief of Defence Staff during the regime of the late Sani Abacha, Lieutenant Joshua Dogonyaro has lost his life.

Dogonyaro died on Thursday morning at The Jos Teaching Hospital.

The 80-year-old was reportedly admitted in The hospital folloawing a brief illness.

His Body has been deposited at Air Force Hospital in Jos, .

Joseph, first son of the deceased disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.

“Daddy has been sick for some until yesterday when he had a stroke and we rushed him to the Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH) for attention.

“Unfortunately, early this morning (Thursday), around 3.00am precisely, he breathed his last.

“His death comes as a rude shock to us as a family. We are going to miss his love and warm as a grandfather, father, brother, uncle and supporter,” he said.

Joseph said that the family was trying to cope the shock of the ’s demise and would discuss the funeral arrangements soon.

He described his father as “a who was so faithful and loyal to the nation, Nigeria.”

“He was a General who had bias mind as a detribalised Nigerian. He served this nation faithfully and identified all Nigerians and as a continent.

“We and Nigerians are going to miss him having served humanity in this country and as a whole, ” Joseph added

Dogonyaro was enlisted in the Nigerian in 1964 and was commissioned Second-Lieutenant in the Nigerian Armoured Corps, 1967.

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