President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Joshua Dogonyaro as “a great loss.”
In a stamen signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu on Monday, Buhari who said he was shocked by the news of the demise of the Plateau born retired soldier however maintained that his sense of loss stems from the level of professionalism displayed by the deceased while in active service.
“His death is not only to the Nigerian military, but also to the country because of his patriotic sacrifices in defence of its unity and territorial integrity,” wrote in the statement obtained by DAILY RIPLES electronically.
“The death of Dogonyaro comes as a great shock to me because as a soldier, I know what it means to lose such an officer and a gentleman who gave his best in the service of the country,” the President says.
Extoling his virtues further, the president added that Dogonyaro was a thoroughbred soldier who had professionally distinguished himself in the course of his military career.
Buhari further noted that “laying down one’s life for the country is one of the greatest sacrifices any citizen can make to his country. General Dogonyaro’s incalculable contributions will be remembered for years to come.”