By Kolade Adeyemi, Kano
A former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (Rtd), is useless.
His first son, Joseph Dongoyaro, confirmed the incident to reporters on Thursday morning.
He stated: “Daddy has been sick for a while till yesterday when he had a stroke and we rushed him to the Jos College Instructing Hospital (JUTH) for medical consideration.
“Sadly, early this morning of Thursday, round 3.00am exactly, he breathed his final and died.
“His demise comes as a impolite shock to us as a household. We’re going to miss his love and heat as a grandfather, father, brother, uncle and supporter.”
He stated the household was attempting to deal with the shock of the Normal’s demise and would launch funeral particulars quickly.
He stated the corpse has been deposited on the Air Drive hospital mortuary.
Dogonyaro, a soldier and an administrator, was born on September 12, 1940 in Vom, Plateau State.
He’s a local of Taroh in Langtang North Native Authorities Space.
He was additionally a Minister of Defence in Late Normal Sani Abacha’s regime.
He had his early training at Boys’ Secondary Faculty, Gindiri and enlisted within the Nigerian Military in1964.
He was commissioned Second-Lieutenant within the Nigerian Military Armoured Corps, 1967; Officer Commanding, 1 Recce Squadron, NA, 1967-69; Quartermaster Normal, I Infantry Division (Essential), N, 1969-70.