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CDS Christopher Musa, condoling the wife of late Lt Gen Garba Duba

"The late Lieutenant General Duba was a refined Officer and a complete gentleman. refined officer and a complete gentleman. The country will miss his service and experience at this critical time of nation building." Gen. Christopher Musa, CDS.

Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa on Monday visited the family of late Lt.  General Garba Duba.

Lieutenant General Garba Duba died on Friday, 17 May 2024. 

The Chief of Defence Staff, while in the residence prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Army officer. He described the retired senior officer as an embodiment of discipline and a dedicated elder statesman who, after retirement continued to serve the country with passion and utmost loyalty. 

General Musa while speaking further, said the late Lieutenant General Duba was a refined officer and a complete gentleman, adding that the country will miss his service and experience at this critical time of nation building. 

The eldest son of the late Lt Gen Duba, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Duba who received the CDS on behalf of the family, thanked him for the show of love and genuine concern. He said the military has shown the family that the service of their late father was not in vain

It could be recalled that late Lieutenant General Duba was born in 1942 and joined the Army as a Cadet Officer in 1962. He was later to train at the Indian Military Academy. He served as Military Governor of Bauchi and Sokoto states  from 1978 to 1979 and 1984 to 1985 respectively. 

In the course of his meritorious service to his fatherland, he was appointed as the General Officer Commanding 2 Mechanised Division between 1988 to 1989, later General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division from 1990 to 1992 and later, served as the Commandant, Nigeria Defence Academy. 

The late senior officer retired in 1993 and was appointed Chairman, New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) among other key appointments he held. 

Lieutenant General Garba Duba died at the age of 82 years. He left behind his wife, Hajia Rabi Garba Duba, children and grandchildren.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

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