Malam Yusufu Buratai, the father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, passed away Friday morning at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
According to a close relative, the deceased has been hospitalized for close to a week for a kidney-related illness. He had a successful surgery in the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, but gave up thereafter.
Late Yusufu left behind 14 children, including the army chief. He was also a military personnel, having been a non-commissioned officer in the West African Frontier Force. There is, however, no official confirmation from the Nigerian Army or the family of the deceased yet.