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President Buhari reacts as Nigeria’s oldest surviving soldier, World War II veteran dies

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Pa Adama Aduku, oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army and World War 11 Veteran.

The death of Aduku was announced on Thursday. He died at the age of 101.The President condoled with the war veteran’s family describing him as “a soldier’s soldier and an epitome of honour.”

The President also commiserated with friends and associates of the war veteran and Kogi State government “on the loss, believing that the virtues of hard work and loyalty to the flag that he lived for will continue to be promoted.”

A statement signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, added that “President Buhari commends Aduku’s strong spirit and commitment to statehood, especially for actively participating in the 2019 Nigerian Army Day celebration and other activities of the Nigerian Legion.

“The President prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort his family.”

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