Kaduna mourns as El-Rufai is dead

Retired AVM Aliyu El-rufai, the elder brother of Kaduna State governor Nasir El-rufai is reported to have passed on today, Saturday.

A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, said the retired Air Vice Marshal died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja.

The deceased was born on Nov. 10, 1948 in Zaria, Kaduna State  and was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force in 1972.

Aliyu retired from the Air Force in 2002 at the rank of Air Vice Marshall after a meritorious military career.

He is survived by his wife, Hajiya Safiya Rufai, six children, brothers and sisters, including Gov. El-Rufai and Alhaji Bashir Ahmad El-Rufai.

The burial prayer is scheduled to hold at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna State by 4pm.



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