Late former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Salihu Ibrahim, has been laid to rest on Sunday after funeral prayers at Yahaya Road Juma’at Mosque, Kaduna.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports the funeral prayer was conducted by Sheik Khalid Isiyaku, attended by hundreds of mourners, including former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Others were the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Governor Nasiru el-Rufai of Kaduna State and that of Kogi, Yahya Bello; Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahaman Danbazzau; former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu; as well the deceased’s mates at Regular Course 1 of Nigerian Defence Academy, among others.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, while reading the funeral oration at the Commonwealth Cemetery, described the late Army chief as an articulate, professional soldier with a good sense of responsibility.
Also, former head of state, Abubakar, described Salihu Ibrahim as a perfect gentleman and professional soldier who had worked diligently for the Nigerian Army.
Late Salihu Ibrahim was born on March 26, 1943 in Okene Local Government area of Kogi State.
He served as Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff between August 1990 and September 1993.