Nigerian Army Buries Former Defence Spokesman, Onyeuko



By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Nigerian Army on Friday, buried the former Director of Defence Media Operations, Late retired Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, who died on Aug. 26, few weeks after his retirement from active service.

Onyeuko, a member of the 38 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), was until his retirement the Director of Procurement at the Defence Headquarters.

He was of the Ordnance Corps and served in various capacity in the Nigerian army in Kaduna, Maiduguri, Enugu, Jos, Lagos and Abuja as well as in ECOMOG and United Nation Peace Keeping Operation in Morocco.

Speaking at the funeral, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, who was the deceased course mate, described the late senior officer as a saint sent from heaven to touch lives on earth and a dedicated military officer.

He urged the the wife and children as well as other family members to take solace in the fact that the deceased retired general had a wonderful career in the military…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria