Nigeria’s oldest soldier Pa Adama Aduku dies at 101(photos)
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Nigeria’s oldest soldier Pa Adama Aduku dies at 101(photos)

- Nigeria's oldest soldier Pa Adama Aduku has passed away at the age of 101

- The old soldier's death was announced on Twitter by the Nigerian Army

- It was gathered that Pa Adama was a World War II veteran

A sad report of the passing of Nigeria's oldest surviving soldier, Pa Adama Aduku, has surfaced online. It was reported that the soldier passed away on Tuesday, December 31, before the end of 2019.

The man, who is said to be the oldest Nigerian retired army officer, passed away at the age of 101.

Legit.ng came across the tragic story after the Nigerian Army announced it on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, on New Year Day, Wednesday, January 1.

Nigeria’s oldest soldier Pa Adama Aduku

Nigeria’s oldest soldier Pa Adama Aduku dies at 101 Source: Nigerian Army
Source: Twitter

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Pa Adama was born in 1918 to a farmer at Abejukolo-Ife, Kogi state. He was said to have joined the army in 1945.

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It was gathered that Pa Adama was a World War II veteran. He reportedly fought for the British colonial army in Burma and Egypt during the second world war.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian man named Egbunuche was sent to jail after a court found him and his son, Paul who is now 88 years old, guilty of plotting murder. The man who celebrated his 100th birthday in prison was set free after 19 years of being in Enugu Maximum Prison. Former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, granted him state pardon.

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