On 18 March 1967 at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
fifty years of Nigeria began to graduate military officers who recieved
training at home. On this day you can see the head of state General
Yakubu Gowon when he attended the graduation of Army (Regular Course 1)
in Kaduna. Among the graduands are, General Rabiu Ali, General Salihu
Ibrahim, General Joshua Dogon Yaro and others.
Sixty of them were
graduated and later deployed to the battlefront of Nigeria’s civil war
in the south and east. Now those who are left in no more than 20. Some
died in the front and others at home. Those living God extends healthy,
and we have God have mercy on them.