Tears, Lamentation as Former Army General, GOC Dies

Tears, Lamentation as Former Army General, GOC Dies

  • The family of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) General Yohanna Yerima Kure (Rtd) has been thrown into mourning and lamentation
  • This is as the former army general passed away at 84 in Kaduna, his home state, after a lengthy illness
  • Yerima was a former GOC of the Nigerian Army’s 82 Amour Division in Enugu and the 2 Mechanised Division in Ibadan, Oyo state capital

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Kaduna, Kaduna - General Yohanna Yerima Kure (Rtd), a former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Nigerian Army’s 82 Amour Division in Enugu and the 2 Mechanised Division in Ibadan, has passed away at 84.

Kure, who was also the Director of Army Special Duties and Plans, passed away in Kaduna after a lengthy illness, The Nation reported.

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General Yohanna Yerima Kure/Kaduna/Nigerian Army
General Kure dies at 84 Photo Credit: Nigerian Army
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He is survived by his wife, siblings, many children, grandchildren and relatives.

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Kure will be laid to rest on December 1 at Kurmin Musa, Kachia Local Government Area, Kaduna State, his hometown.

A wake and service of songs will be held on November 29 at ECWA Church Lemu Road, Tudun Wada Kaduna, by 4 pm.

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