Nigerian oldest soldier dies aged 101 (Photo)

Nigerian oldest soldier dies aged 101 (Photo)

Nigerian oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army, Pa Adama Aduku is dead.

Pa Adama Aduku who was the oldest surviving soldier was a World War II veteran, he died on Tuesday at the age 101.

The news of his death was announced on Wednesday by the Nigerian Army on their official Twitter handle, @HQNigerianArmy

According to the post by the Nigerian Army, his death was announced by one of his relations on the Whatsapp platform of the Director Defence Information Defence Headquarters news platform early this morning.

Pa Aduku was born 1918, to a peasant farmer at Abejukolo-Ife, at Omaha Local Government Area of Kogi State, Aduku joined the army in 1945.

Aduku, on December 31, 2018, was presented with an award of excellence by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, given to him by the Nigerian army.

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