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CDS Musa Honours Memory of Late Elder Brother at a Solemn Burial Ceremony

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…Eulogizes Him as Humane Person

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, laid his elder brother, Mr. Timothy Musa Gwabin, to rest on June 8, 2024. Mr. Timothy passed away at an Egyptian hospital after a brief illness. He was the eldest member of the Musa family.

At the burial rites held at All Saints Protestant Church, Mogadishu Cantonment, General Musa paid tribute to his brother, describing him as a “towering giant” whose legacy will remain in many hearts. He remembered Mr. Timothy as a simple, amiable, genial, humane, and gentle soul who was a father figure, a brother with a large heart, and a friend who never disappointed.

General Musa expressed gratitude to those who attended the burial, acknowledging that life is precious and can end at any moment. He assured that his family will continue to uphold the values that Mr. Timothy instilled in them. He also encouraged everyone to pray for Nigeria’s progress and well-being.

The officiating minister, Reverend Father Mati, preached on the theme “Set yourself in Order; Death is real” and praised Mr. Timothy as a respected community member. He emphasized that death is inevitable, regardless of one’s achievements, and prayed for the deceased’s soul.

Mr. Timothy Musa was born on July 1, 1963, and died on June 1, 2024. He dedicated 35 years to the Sokoto State Education Board and left behind six children and three siblings.

Dignitaries in attendance included the Vice President’s representative, Kashim Shetima, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, and other senior military officers and traditional rulers.

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