Buhari And IBB Mourn

By Ikenga Chronicles February 12, 2018

Buhari And IBB Mourn

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida are mourning the death of John Shagaya, a retired military general and former Senator.

Buhari, in a statement released on Sunday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, offered his “heartfelt condolences to the Shagaya family, friends, the Government and people of Plateau State on the painful passing of their illustrious son.”

“The president affirms that at each step of his distinguished career in national service and politics, General Shagaya brought his deep convictions and discipline to national, regional and community assignments and was ready to always offer his best to the development and stability of the country.

“President Buhari prays that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul eternal rest,” the statement said.

In his reaction, former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, said he “received with great shock the sudden demise of one of the brilliant retired military officers.

“General Shagaya until his death had been an ardent supporter of the unity of Nigeria as a nation and a peace builder irrespective of ethnicism, tribalism and religious bigotry.”