Vanguard (Lagos)

20 December 2012

Nigeria: What Daba's Absence Means to Us - Family

Kano — Family of the late Navy Commander Murtala Daba, the pilot of the ill-fated Navy Chopper described the Naval officer as a man of uncommon courage whose death was a big blow to the family.

Family spokesman, Daba told Vanguard in their family residence located along Goron Dutse-Jakara road in the municipality, that the late military officer showed traces of bravery right from childhood, adding that they were not surprised he ended up in the military.

Dr. Habibu Daba of the Centre for Nigerian Languages, however, stated that the family had put behind them the passage of the "illustrious son the family."

Yakowa to be buried today

Kagoma, the birth place of late Patrick Yakowa is now wearing a new look as it await dignitaries who will attend the burial.

At the time Vanguard visited the country home of Yakowa, workers were putting finishing touches to the grave that will be his final resting place.

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