Nigeria’s Oldest Soldier, Adama Aduku Dies At 101

Adama Aduku, the oldest surviving retired officer of the Nigerian army, has died at the age of 101.

Oldest Nigerian Soldier
Adama Aduku

The army authorities announced his death on their official Twitter page on Wednesday. Aduku, a World War II veteran, was said to have died on Tuesday morning.

The soldier was reportedly born in 1918 to a farmer at Abejukolo-Ife, Kogi state and joined the army in 1945.

Oldest Nigerian Soldier
He also fought for the British colonial army in Burma and Egypt during the second world war II.

In 2019, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presented an award of excellence to Aduku Adama at the Nigerian Army Day celebrations in Lagos.

Oldest Nigerian Soldier
Speaking with journalists at the event, Aduku revealed that he was also deployed in India during the world war.

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