Former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has mourned the passing of Gen Shagaya, father of Army Chief, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, and Veteran broadcaster, Baba Ahmed.
Kukasheka in a statement issued in Maiduguri stated that Yusuf Buratai, an ex-serviceman, died on Friday morning.
"Equally, my condolences go to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt". He was interred at the Gwange Ward General Cemetery at 2:30 pm.
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima in his remarks, said the mammoth crowd that converged at the Jummaat Mosque and performed the burial and funeral prayers of the late Yusuf Burutai was a clear testimony that baba lived a better and honest live.
The World War II veteran, on retirement from the military before Nigeria's independence, worked as a messenger with the Northern regional Minister of Information.
However, neither the Nigerian Army nor the Office of the Chief of Army Staff is yet to confirm or decline the story. Gen. Mansur Dan'ali, the Chief if Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Senator Muhammad Ali Ndume, among others.
The Nigerian Army disclosed this In statement by its spokesman, Brig.
Governor Abdulazeez Yari, the Chairman of the forum who led the delegation to observed prayer session for the reposed of the soul of the deceased, described the death as a great loss to all Nigerians.