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Army’s head of training dies in auto crash

By Tonye Bakare
08 March 2016   |   7:50 pm
The Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Yusha'u Mahmood Abubakar died in an auto crash.
Major-General Abubakar

Major-General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar

The Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar has died.

General Abubakar died in an auto crash along Maidiguri-Damaturu road on Tuesday.

The Acting GOC 3 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General M. S. A. Aliyu who was travelling with Abubakar survived but sustained severe injuries, the Nigerian Army spokesman, Sani Usman said in a statement.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public of the involvement of its Chief of Training and Operations (Army), Maj Gen YM Abubakar and the Acting GOC 3 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General MSA Aliyu in a road traffic accident along Maiduguri-Damaturu road

“Sadly, we lost Maj Gen YM Abubakar as a result of the incident while Brig Gen Aliyu sustained some injuries & is receiving treatment.”