Nigeria’s oldest retired soldier, Adamu Aduku who fought World War II, dies at 101.
The army authorities announced Adamu Aduku, the oldest surviving retired officer of the Nigerian army, death on social media on Wednesday.
Aduku, a World War II veteran, was said to have died on Tuesday morning.
The deceased soldier was reportedly born in 1918 to a farmer at Abejukolo-Ife, Kogi state and joined the army in 1945.
The dead, Adamu was said to have fought for the British colonial army in Burma and Egypt during the second world war II.
Last year, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presented an award of excellence to Aduku at the Nigerian army day celebrations in Lagos.