Dogonyaro died on Thursday morning at The Jos University 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, Plateau State.
Joseph, first son of the deceased disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
“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.
He described his father as “a General who was so faithful and loyal to the nation, Nigeria.”
“We and Nigerians are going to miss him having served humanity in this country and Africa as a whole, ” Joseph added