The late Lieutenant General Samuel Victor Malu was buried yesterday
Late Lieutenant General Samuel Victor Malu (rtd) CFR DSO DSS psc fwc mni, a former Chief of Army Staff was given a befitting funeral on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Tse-Adoor Compound, Tongov, Mbajima, Katsina Ala LGA, Benue State.
The funeral was attended by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, senators and many other people from the state.
Malu who was the former Army Chief between 1999 and 2001, died on Oct. 9 in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue promised after due consultation with the State House of Assembly, that the late general would be immortalised by the state. The governor described him as a professional soldier and a great man, who had done much to impact the lives of the Tiv people and the state in general.
Malu’s family members at the funeral
“The late Malu had contributed much into the lives of the Tivs and Nigerians. We are proud of him, we appreciate him.”
In a citation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai described him as an articulate, dedicated, forthright gentleman, professional officer, who was firm, but calm.
Buratai said his death was a great loss to his family, army, the nation and West Africa sub-region. Senator Jeremiah Useni, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, in tribute, described the late Malu as a great, efficient, brave and frank officer.