Amosun Mourns Civil War Hero, Benjamin Adekunle
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has mourned the demise of one of the Nation’s gallant military officers, Brigadier General Benjamin Adekunle, describing him as a civil war hero.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun said he was greatly saddened by the news of the death of the war veteran.He said the incident happened at a time the wisdom and knowledge of the likes of General Adekunle is needed to curb the unfortunate acts of insurgents in the nation.
“This is so sad. Black Scorpion, as he was fondly called, played a significant role in the unity and search for peace in our country as he fought gallantly in the Nigerian Civil War, principally to preserve its sanctity as a leader the 3rd Marine Commando.
“History has recorded him well. His name cannot be easily forgotten in the history of modern day Nigeria,” the governor said.
Amosun commiserated with the family of the deceased, the Nigerian Army, as well as his friends and associates, praying that almighty God grants his soul eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
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