President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences to the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue State on the death of a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Victor Malu (retired).
President Buhari also commiserated with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise Malu whom he described as a very distinguished and professional colleague.
According to a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, the president recalled that as Force Commander of the ECOMOG peace-keeping troops in Liberia from 1996 to 1998, General Victor Malu was an icon of professionalism, bravery and discipline.
The president expressed the belief that the late General Malu would 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 urges the bereaved family, friends and associates to honour Victor 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,” the statement reads in part.