In a statement by the Presidential Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Muhamamdu Buhari, has sent a condolence message to the family of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Victor Malu, who served under former president Olusegun Obasanjo, and died early on Monday morning at a Cairo hospital.
Buhari also commiserated with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of a professional colleague who he said demonstrated incredible courage and leadership, including during very turbulent times in Liberia.
The statement read, “The President recalls that as Force Commander of the ECOMOG peace-keeping troops in Liberia from 1996 to 1998, Gen. Malu was an icon of professionalism, bravery and discipline, and he aptly demonstrated these attributes throughout his national and international military assignments.
“The President believes that the late Gen. Malu will be fondly remembered for his dedication and commitment as a military officer; and his numerous landmark contributions to Nigeria’s unity and development.
“President Buhari urges the bereaved family, friends and associates to honour Malu’s memory by upholding his invaluable sacrifices for a peaceful and united Nigeria.
“The President prays that Almighty God will comfort all who mourn Gen. Malu, and grant his soul perfect peace.”