Former Nigerian Army General, Yerima Kure Is Dead


Yohanna Yerima Kure (Rtd)

A former Nigerian Army General, Yohanna Yerima Kure (Rtd), is reportedly dead after battling an undisclosed illness.

It was gathered that the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Nigerian Army’s 82 Amour Division in Enugu and the 2 Mechanised Division in Ibadan, passed away on Thursday at the age of 84.

Kure, who was also the Director of Army Special Duties and Plans, passed away in Kaduna.

Kure, who commanded the Army in eliminating the fanatical Maitsine gang in Yola in 1982 and Kano in 1980, is survived by his spouse, siblings, several children, grandchildren, and other relatives.

According to Daily Trust, the deceased will be laid to rest in his hometown of Kurmin Musa, in the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State on December 1, 2023.

On November 29, 2023, a wake and song service will be held at ECWA Church, located at Lemu Road in Tudun.

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