Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, on Tuesday lost his mother, Kakah Hajja.
A source told Goldmynetv, the late Hajja died after a brief illness at her home in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. “Yes I can confirm to you that she’s dead,” the unnamed source said. “She passed away this evening and will be buried tomorrow morning by 8am. May her soul rest in peace.” Neither the Nigerian Army nor Borno State government has confirmed the death of Kakah Hajia.
Buratai is presently in his native Borno State where he is overseeing Nigeria Military’s effort to defeat Boko Haram jihadists.