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Former Chief Of Army Staff Lt Gen Victor Malu laid to rest in his home town .

The funeral for late Lieutenant General Samuel Victor Malu (retd), was held on Saturday.The final rites took place in Malu’s Tse-Adoor Compound, Tongov, Mbajima, Katsina Ala Local, Government Area of Benue State.

On October 28, former army chief, Victor Malu, who died on October 9, was buried at about 12:23p.m. in his country home, Tongov, Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue.
During the burial ceremony, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue promised after due consultation with the State House of Assembly, that Mr Malu would be immortalised by the state.
Governor Ortom described Malu 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.

According to NAN, he said: “The late Malu had contributed much into the lives of the Tivs and Nigerians. We are proud of him, we appreciate him.”
Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, described Malu as an articulate, dedicated, forthright gentleman, professional officer, who was firm, but calm.
Jeremiah Useni, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, in a tribute, described Malu as a great, efficient, brave and frank officer.

The late general, who was chief of army staff between 1999 and 2001, died in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness on October 9.
Gen Malu is survived by wife, Esther, and four children, a female and three male, among who is Tarlumun Malu, a lieutenant colonel. reported that President Buhari condoled the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue on the death of retired Lt. General Victor Malu, a former Chief of Army Staff.

Buhari, in a condolence message issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of “a very distinguished and professional colleague.’’

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