CDS Musa Mourns Gov Zulum’s Aide Who Died in India

CDS Musa Mourns Gov Zulum’s Aide Who Died in India

  • The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, has sent his heartfelt condolence to the family of Mallam Isa Gusau
  • Mallam Gusau was the special adviser on public relations and strategy to Governor Babagana Zulum
  • He recently passed away in an Indian hospital after a long battle with an unknown illness while serving the state government journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - General Christopher Gwabin Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), has conveyed profound dismay at the unexpected passing of Mallam Isa Gusau, who served as the Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy to the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum.

His reaction was captured in a statement made available to on Saturday, January 13.

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CDS Musa, Borno
CDS Musa hailed the deceased for his great communication activities for the Borno state government. Photo Credit: DHQ
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According to him:

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"His death is a personal loss to me having known and related very well with the deceased during my tour of duty as Theatre Commander, Operation HADIN KAI in Maiduguri, Borno State.
"There was no doubt that late Mallam Isa Gusau deployed his warm disposition, sharp mental acuity, and persuasive communication skills to impact positively on the relationship between the state government and the citizenry in the crisis-hit Borno state."

The Chief of Defense Staff emphasised that Malam Isa Gusau's dedication to enhancing media relations between the military and the citizens of Borno state is noteworthy and unforgettable.

Deceased Gusau served under two governors

The CDS highlighted that Malam Isa Gusau's commendable service to two consecutive Borno state administrations is well-documented and will be a notable reference for years.

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He said:

"I commiserate with his immediate family, relations,friends and indeed the media world over this bereavement which has sparked off torrents tributes from far and near.
"My heart particularly goes out to the Vice President, H. E. Kashim Shettima, GCON, as well as the governor of Borno State, H.E Professor Babagana Zulum, and the people of Borno and Zamfara States respectively."

General Musa acknowledged the loss of an exceptional individual, expressing solace in the knowledge that the departed lived a profoundly productive, influential, and satisfying life that serves as a commendable example.

“Prayers have been our spiritual backing,” CDS Musa reveals

In another report, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has pledged to support the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against insecurity.

The leadership made this pledge of the association during a visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa.

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CDS Musa, on the other hand, affirmed that the prayers of the spiritual leaders have been sustaining the troops as he appealed to them for more prayers.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: