By Lasgidi Online
Former Chief of Army Staff, Late Lt. Gen. SVL Malu Rtd who died on the 9th of October was buried at about 12:23p.m. on Saturday in his country home, Tse Adoor, Tongov, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue.
The late general, who was chief of Army Staff between 1999 and 2001, died in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue promised after due consultation with the State House of Assembly, that Mr. Malu would be immortalised by the state.
The Governor described the late General Malu as a great son of the state who added value and brought outstanding professionalism to bear on military service in the country and made the people proud.
Governor Ortom said even in his death General Malu has attracted the electrification of several communities and his village adding that more of such will be brought to the area.
In separate orations spokesmen for Katsina-Ala old boys association, Mr Emmanuel Atini, Vice President of the Association, and General Chris Garuba for Course Three of the Nigeria Defence Academy, all extolled the leadership qualities of the deceased saying he served his country meritoriusly.
Tor Tiv the fifth, Professor James Ayatse, represented by Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa, urged the Federal Government and the Army to compensate communities as well as the Adoor family destroyed during the 2001 invasion.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai stated that the Army had lost one of its most valiant officers who served his country with distinction.
Author: Nairaland Forum
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