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Buhari mourns the loss of Victor Malu

Buhari mourns the loss of Victor Malu

- President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the Malu family, people of Benue and Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of retired Lt. General Victor Malu

- President Buhari in a condolence message said that Malu demonstrated incredible courage and leadership

- The president also urged Malu's family, friends and associates to honour the deceased's memory

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue on the death of retired Lt. General Victor Malu, a former Chief of Army Staff.

Buhari, in a condolence message issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of “a very distinguished and professional colleague.’’

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The president stated that the deceased had demonstrated incredible courage and leadership, including during very turbulent times in Liberia.

President Buhari recalled that as force commander of the ECOMOG peace-keeping troops in Liberia from 1996 to 1998, General Malu was an icon of professionalism, bravery and discipline.

He noted that Malu aptly demonstrated these attributes throughout his national and international military assignments.

According to him, the late general will be fondly remembered for his dedication and commitment as a military officer and his numerous landmark contributions to Nigeria’s unity and development.

President Buhari urged the bereaved family, friends and associates to honour Malu’s memory by upholding his invaluable sacrifices for a peaceful and united Nigeria.

He prayed that Almighty God would comfort all who mourned Gen. Malu and grant his soul perfect peace.

According to a previous report by, Malu aged 70, died in at a Cairo hospital in Egypt in the early hours of Monday.

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He served as Nigeria's chief of army staff during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2001, although he was removed in 2001 and Force Commander of the ECOMOG peace-keeping force in Liberia from 1996 to 1998.

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