Ali Abare, Gombe
It was all tears as the remains of former ECOMOG Commander Major General Timothy Mai Shelpidi (retd) was buried Tuesday at his Boh country home in Shongom local government area of Gombe State.
Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who led the state government’s delegation to the funeral, described Major General Shelpidi death as a big blow, not only to the state, but to the country as a whole, adding that his contributions right from the Nigerian Army to the present democracy have been monumental; and prayed for the repose of his soul.
Also speaking was the wife of the late soldier, Mrs. Ruth Shelpidi, who said her husband had demonstrated how a true nationalist ought to live, describing him as a man who lived for the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country until his…
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