- The family of Lieutenant General Theophilus Danjuma has said that the northern leader is in Spain enjoying his holiday with his wife
- There was a report that suggested that the former Chief of Army Staff and minister of defence is dead
- According to the family source, a group of persons who are bent on peddling fake news and using same to gain possible traffic on their sites contorted the lies
Taraba - The family of Lieutenant General, Theophilus Danjuma (retd), has denied death rumour about the northern leader, saying he is alive.
Vanguard reports that Danjuma played a key role in post-independence military and political events in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that he was Chief of Army Staff from July 1975 to October 1979 and minister of defence under President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.
According to the report, a close family source who pleaded anonymity, said on Monday, July 26, while reacting to the rumours, said that the general is doing well and presently in Spain enjoying a holiday trip with his wife Daisy.
TY Danjuma is holidaying in Spain
The source reportedly said:
“It’s has become urgent and important for us to respond to the rumour flying around that the Rtd General who hails from Takum LGA of Taraba state is no more, this remains a rumour as it is not true. These are just a group of persons who are bent on peddling fake news and using same to gain possible traffic on their sites."
Northern First-Class traditional ruler dies
It was reported that the development stated that the president of the Gbagyi development association (GDA), Peter Aboki confirmed Barde's death.
The monarch died in the early hours of Wednesday, July 21, at the Nigerian Army Reference hospital after suffering from an undisclosed illness.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai described the late Esu Chikun as a peacemaker who did not flinch from the challenges of modernity.
According to El-Rufai, the monarch promoted peace and embraced the diversity that development and modernity had brought to his chiefdom.
The governor's remark was contained in a condolence message to the Chikun Traditional Council and the family of Barde.