9th February, 2018
MURIC CONDOLES ARMY CHIEF, BURATAI
The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, announced the passing away of the father of General Tukur Buratai. The father of the army chief, Yusuf Buratai, died today, Friday, 9th February, 2018.
Though saddened by this loss, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) received the news with a mixture of relief and pride in the army chief whose father was also a World War II veteran. Like father like son, General Buratai has made Nigerians proud with his relentless prosecution of the war against Boko Haram in the same way that his late father made Nigeria and indeed the whole African continent proud with his bold escapades in the Second World War.
Our hearts are with the Buratai family as we bow our heads solemnly in prayer seeking Allah’s forgiveness and compassion for the departed hero. May the doors of Aljannah Firdaus be flung open for his grand reception. Wa raohun wa rayhaanun wa jannatun na’iim.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)