Yakubu Gowon

Gen. Yakubu Gowon

Nigeria’s war hero Gowon, 84, slumps at funeral event in Delta

Former Nigeria’s military Head of State who led Nigeria against Biafra in the Nigeria Civil War (1967-1970), Yakubu Gowon, today slumped at an event in Delta State.

The 84-year old retired General has been active on national assignments. He was born 19 Oct 1934

Report say there was tension Friday afternoon in Delta as Gen. Yakubu Gowon, former Nigerian Head of State, slumped mid-way during the oration at the grave side of late Maj Gen David Akpodiete Ejoor, in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

This is coming just as military personnel made efforts to bar visual coverage of the ugly incident. Ambulance stationed in front of the special tent

The former Head of State was promptly rushed by some top echelons of the military into the special tenth for emergency resuscitation, just as Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former Governor of the Delta State dashed into the tenth to ensure he recovers

The press and good governance Military, as well as the Delta State ambulances, were immediately moved closed to the tent, in case the former Head of State’s health deteriorates further.

After a moment of suspense, Chief James Onanefe Ibori and Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa were seen coming from the special tent, an indication that the former Army General has recovered

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

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