Ex-Director of Military Intelligence, Gen Ahmed Aboki, dies in Abuja

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A former Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), Brigadier-General Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki, rtd, is dead.

Aboki, an ex-Minister of Communications, Social Development, Youths and Sports was said to have died in Abuja after a brief illness and will be buried today (Saturday) according to Islamic rites in his home town Keffi in Nasarawa state.

President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed Aboki’s demise in a statement on Saturday.

The president expressed sadness over the death of the former Military Governor of Kwara State.

Buhari also commiserated with the family and friends of the former Military administrator and the government and people of Nasarawa State.

In a statement signed by Garba Shehu and made available to newsmen on Saturday, President Buhari noted with admiration the contributions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart to the achievements of the governing party in both the state and the national levels.

The statement says that Buhari recalled the distinguished career and contributions to national development of the one-time Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), Minister of Communications, Social Development, Youth and Sports.

He, however, urged all those mourning Gen. Aboki to take consolation in the knowledge that he served his country and community admirably.

“As the body of Gen. Aboki goes home today, the President prays that God will comfort the family and all those mourning the late military officer and seasoned politician, and grant his amiable and gentle soul Paradise,” the statement said.

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