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Nigerian Senate condoles Benue State, eulogises Gen. Malu

The Senate has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom and the people of Benue State, North Central Nigeria, over the demise of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Victor Malu.

In a letter of condolence delivered to Governor Samuel Ortom at the burial of the former Chief of Army Staff, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said General Malu was a committed officer.

Senator Bukola Saraki regretted that the entire nation would miss late General Malu who dedicated his life to the service of his father land and the entire West African region.

Saraki who was represented by Senator Jeremiah Useni explained that the Senate decided to send a delegation to the burial as a mark of honour to an officer who distinguished himself while serving as the commander of the West African Peace Keeping Force code-named ECOMOG during the civil war in Liberia.

Malu was generally applauded for restoring peace in Liberia and the West African region and that helped him rose to the peak of his military career through a dint of hard work.

President and the entire Senate for honoring General Malu.

In his funeral oration, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom promised that the State Government would immortalize the departed general for his contribution to peace and national development.

Governor Ortom described General Victor Malu as a great nationalist and a symbol of patriotism who gave himself completely to the service of his fatherland.

In his words, Malu came, he saw and he conquered.

The Governor appealed to the Senate, the army and other security agencies to sustain the peace which General Malu stood and fought for by preventing armed herdsmen from attacking the state to frustrate the full implementation of the anti open grazing law passed by the state government.

On his part, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai stated that the late General Malu would be remembered for dedicating his life through out his service years to ensure peace in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

The Paramount ruler of the Tiv people, the Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, urged the army to adequately compensate Benue State for the military invasion of Zaki Biam which led to the destruction of lives and property, including General Malu’s village.

The remains of the Former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Victor Malu was laid to rest at his country home, Tse Adoor, Tongov in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State in North Central Nigeria.

Source: Voice of Nigeria