Former ECOMOG Commander, Timothy Shelpidi, buried

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen dismount for action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 Jan 1999 (Photo Credit: Beegeagle's Blog)

The remains of a former ECOMOG Commander, Timothy Mai Shelpidi, were late Tuesday buried at his country home at Boh in Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State.

Mr. Shelpidi, a retired major general, died on March 2, after a protracted illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja. He was aged 70.

He left behind his wife, children, grandchildren and an aged mother

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, who led the state government delegation to the funeral, described his death as a big blow not only to the state, but also to the country.

Also speaking, the wife of the deceased, Ruth Shelpidi, said her husband demonstrated how a true nationalist ought to live, describing him as a man ”who lived for the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country”.

In his condolence message, a senator, David Mark, described Mr. Shelpidi as a gallant officer and gentleman, ”whose death at the time is devastating”.

“Shelpidi died at a time when his wealth of experience is most needed to navigate through the social-political and security challenges facing the nation”, Mr. Mark said.

Mr. Shelpidi was once the Nigerian ambassador to Russia. He was born on September 4, 1948 at Kaltungo, Bauchi State.

He enlisted in the Nigerian Army in 1967. He started his training at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and was commissioned a Regular Combatant Officer on March 4, 1970. Between 1990-1992, he was principal staff officer to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

In 1997, he was Commander of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group in Guinea Bissau. From September 18, 2008 to October 14, 2011 he administrated the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow.

Advertisements

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.