President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue State on the death of Lieutenant General Victor Malu (retired), a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
President Buhari also commiserates with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of a very distinguished and professional colleague, who demonstrated incredible courage and leadership, including during very turbulent times in Liberia.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement on Monday, revealed that the President recalled that as Force Commander of the ECOMOG peace-keeping troops in Liberia from 1996 to 1998, General Malu, was an icon of professionalism, bravery and discipline, and he aptly demonstrated these attributes throughout his national and international military assignments.
The President expressed the belief that the late General 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 urged 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.