By Dan Maradun
Thousands of well wishers of the former Nigeria Chief of Army Staff, Ambassador Lt. Geneneral Tukur Yusuf Buratai retired witnessed the conferment of the most highly respected chieftaincy title of the Garkuwan Keffi by His Royal Highness (DR) Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, PhD Emir of Keffi.
General Buratai, who is unarguably one of Nigeria’s brightest stars as popularly addressed by his ’29 Course Mates’, is the current Nigeria Ambassador to Benin Republic and had received numerous chieftaincy titles from many reputable traditional rulers in the country, recognition him for putting his live on the line to save Nigeria Democracy.
A native of Biu Local government area of Borno State, Gen. Buratai one of the sons of Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, a war Veteran of blessed memory, thanked most sincerely the Emir of Keffi for honoring him with such exotic title, and promised the Emir of his total commitment and dedication to justify the confidence giving to him by the Keffi emirates.
Access weekly correspondent who witnessed the event said; presence of both serving and retired Military Officers, Politicians, Diplomats, Traditional rulers, captains of Industries, palace praise singers and many more were heavily felt at the high octane event.