Buhari, Gowon, Lalong, others pay respect as Gen Dogonyaro is laid to rest


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Buhari, Gowon, Lalong, others pay respect as Gen Dongonyaro is laid to rest

By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos

Eminent Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong among others have paid glowing tributes to the late former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Lt. Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro as he is buried at his hometown, Pajat, Langtang, Plateau State.

Dogonyaro died after a brief illness on May 13, 2021 at the age of 80.

The mourners who extolled the virtues of the deceased noted his commitments to the service God and humanity, describing him as a patriotic, brave and disciplined officer who gave his all to serve Nigeria even as his exploits as ECOMOG Commander were being recalled.

President Buhari who was represented by Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) said the late General Dogonyaro was a thoroughbred officer whose antecedents in the Nigerian Army remain a reference point and motivation to younger officers, adding that Nigeria remains grateful to late…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper