Defence Chief Condoles With Late General Duba’s Family

By Martha Obi, Abuja


The Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Musa has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Lieutenant General Garba Duba who died on Friday, 19 May 2024. 

The CDS prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Army officer. 

He described the retired senior officer as an embodiment of discipline and a dedicated elder statesman who, after retirement continued to serve the country with passion and utmost loyalty. 

Speaking further, General Musa said, “The late Lieutenant General Duba was a refined officer and a complete gentleman.”

He added that the country will miss his service and experience at this critical time of nation-building. 

The eldest son, Mohammed Sani Duba who received the CDS on behalf of the family thanked him for the show of love and genuine concern. 

He said the “military has shown the family that the service of their late father is not in vain”.

The late Lieutenant General Duba was born in 1942 and joined the Army as a Cadet officer in 1962, he was trained at the Indian Military Academy. 

He was the Military Governor of Bauchi and Sokoto States from 1978 to 1979 and 1984 to 1985 respectively. 

In the course of his meritorious service to his fatherland, he was appointed as the General Officer Commanding the 2 Mechanised Division between 1988 to 1989, General Officer  Commanding the 3 Armoured Division from 1990 to 1992, he was the Commandant Nigeria Defence Academy. 

The late senior officer retired in 1993 and was appointed Chairman of New Nigeria Development Company(NNDC) among other key appointments he held. 

General Duba died at the age of 82 years.

He left behind his wife, Hajia Rabi Garba Duba,  children and grandchildren.


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