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PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS DOMKAT BALI.

M.I Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the people and government of Plateau State over the passing of an illustrious son and highly decorated retired military officer, Gen. Domkat Bali, who served the country as Minister of Defence.
A highly decorated retired military officer, General Bali, who also served as the Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, died following a brief illness.
Family sources in Langtang confirmed on Friday afternoon that the retired army general passed on in Jos, the Plateau State capital with arrangements in top gear to fly him out of the country to London for treatment.
Late General Bali, who was also the Ponzhi Tarok, has been hospitalized in recent times suffering from protracted illness.
A statement by presidential media aide, Garba Shehu said the President spoke with the wife of the deceased, Esther on Friday about the passing of Bali.
He also commiserated with other family members, friends and professional associates of the former member of the Supreme Military Council and Armed Forces Ruling Council, after rising through the ranks, with a distinguished military career, reaching the peak as Chief of Defence Staff.
The President has also constituted a delegation led by the Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) to visit the family, and condole with government and people of the state over the loss.
Below is the full text of Garba Shehu’s signed statement titled: “PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS DOMKAT BALI”

“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the people and government of Plateau State over the passing of an illustrious son and highly decorated retired military officer, Gen. Domkat Bali, who served the country as Minister of Defence.
“The President, who spoke with the wife of the deceased, Esther on Friday, also commiserated with other family members, friends and professional associates of the former member of the Supreme Military Council and Armed Forces Ruling Council, after rising through the ranks, with a distinguished military career, reaching the peak as Chief of Defence Staff.
“President Buhari believes the records of bravery and patriotism of Gen. Bali, the Ponzhi Tarok, will continue to inspire young military officers, while the foundation he laid in all the commands he headed will always be remembered.
“The President has also constituted a delegation led by the Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) to visit the family, and condole with government and people of the state over the loss.
“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the departed and comfort his family.”

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