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Monday, July 8, 2019

OLDEST SURVIVED SOLDIER RECEIVES AWARD



The oldest survived Nigerian soldier named Amuda Aluko at 104 years, he received Award as the oldest this year. 



The Igala man from Omala Local Government Area who retired from Nigerian Army even before Nigeria gained independence. 


He was honoured during Nigerian Army Force Remembrance day 2019 as the oldest survived soldier. 



The award was presented to him by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo. 



He's a veteran of II world war.

“I joined the Royal West African Frontier Force in 1942 in Markurdi, Benue State. Trained in Laguna and deployed to India during the World War II. I fought at Calacutta.

“I returned to Lagos in 1946 and was of the 4 Brigade Guard Group until I was discharged in that same year.

”I rejoined the Nigerian Army in 1950 in Zaria and was finally discharged in 1957 as a private soldier.

“I’m currently a farmer in Abejukolo in Omala Local Government Area in Kogi State.

“I have not being paid my pension since I was discharged and I’m appealing to the federal government to look into the matter so I can get my pension,” he said.


He thanked the Nigerian Army for the award.

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