Nigerian Army general dies in auto crash

Late Gen Muhammed Aliyu

The head of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Yusha’u Abubakar, has died in an auto crash along Maiduguri-Damaturu.

Mr. Abubakar, a major general, was a former commander of the major theatre operation against Boko Haram insurgents, tagged Operation Lafiya Dole.

A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said the accident, which occurred Tuesday, also involved the acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division, MSA Aliyu, who sustained injuries.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public of the involvement of its Chief of Training and Operations (Army), Major General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar and the Acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General MSA Aliyu in a road traffic accident along Maiduguri-Damaturu road today.

“Sadly, we lost Major General Yusha’u Abubakar as a result of the incident, while Brigadier General Aliyu sustained some injuries and is receiving treatment,” Mr. Usman said in short statement.

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