The remains of a former General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Yohanna Kure, have been buried in his home town, in Kurmin Musa in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.
Gen Kure, who died at the age of 84, was buried on Friday according to a statement by the acting Deputy Director, 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya.
He said the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, who was represented by the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Major General T E Gagariga, described the late Kure as an articulate and professional soldier with a good sense of responsibility who served the Nigerian Army and the nation with utmost dedication and total loyalty.
The statement reads in part: “He added that the late retired general was a highly competent, level-headed, conscientious and reliable senior officer who took a keen interest in his service to the fatherland and the welfare of his subordinates.
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“Until his voluntary retirement from active service in 1990, General Kure held several appointments, including GOC 2 Mechanised Division, Ibadan, GOC 82 Division, Enugu; Director, Army Special Duties and Plans, among several others.
“He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1983 to 1985 and a member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council between 1985 and 1987.
“Upon retirement from service, he was subsequently appointed Minister of Culture and Social Welfare and later appointed Minister of Youths and Sports Development.”