Obasanjo, Amosun Mourn Benjamin Adekunle

Channels Television  
Updated September 13, 2014

ObasanjoFormer President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has has joined other prominent Nigerians describing the death of the late General Benjamin Adekunle as shocking.

In a statement in Abeokuta, Obasanjo said that the contribution of Adekunle during the country’s civil war was a no mean efforts, which would be remembered for so long a time.

According to the former president, “I received with shock the news of the death of my colleague, friend and course-mate, Gen. Benjamin Adekunle today. I can recall with fond memories what he was able to achieve as a course-mate at Teshi, Accra Ghana.”

He added that the late retired General, “made no mean contribution for the Nigerian civil war. His efforts would be forever remembered and May his soul rest in peace. I am very shocked about by this news today,” Obasanjo stated.

He expressed his condolence to the family of the late retired General, affirming that “his vacuum will be difficult to fill in the family, but, I pray for them to have the fortitude to bear this loss.”

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, is also mourning the demise of one of the Nation’s gallant military officers, describing him as a civil war hero.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun said that he was greatly saddened by the news of the death of the war veteran.

He said that 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 of 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.