General Yakubu Gowon is the ex-Head of State of Nigeria. It is to announce that, General Yakubu Gowon is very well alive. He refutes the circulating rumors of his death that is all over the internet. His words have put a rest to the circulating speculation about his demise.
What Happened To The Former President of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon?
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General Yakubu Gowon denies rumoured death, says I am still around and well. I am not in a hurry" – Adeyeye E. Ajayi mni, Personal Aide to General Yakubu Gowon pic.twitter.com/TbROB3GXcV
General Yakubu Gowon, the Former President of Nigeria is very well alive and in a healthy state. However, various death rumors of General Yakubu Gowon were circulating on social media. The confusion arose from the passing away of another individual of a similar name. Thus, the former president is alive and healthy.
Is General Yakubu Gowon Dead or Alive?
General Yakubu Gowon is alive, healthy, fit and fine. He refused various speculations regarding his death circulating on the internet. The rumors embarked on social networking sites that the former Head of State of Nigeria is no more and he breathed his last at the age of 89.
However, the General himself Confirmed his well-being. During a telephone conversation with Vanguard newspaper, he stated that he is very well alive and in good health. Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, a close companion of General Gowon also dismissed the rumors and stated that the General is alive. He mentioned that the war hero is currently staying in London.
How did the rumor of death spread in the media?
The death rumor of former Head Of State of Nigeria, General Yakubu Gowon emerged as confusion when an individual with a similar name passed away.
Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo is the one who passed away and people got confused and thought that General Yakubu Gowon was no more. However, General is not deceased and is very well alive.
Who is Yakubu Gowon?
Yakubu Gowon, Yakubu Dan-Yumma “Jack” Gowon is a prominent personality in the history of Nigeria. He is a retired Nigerian army general. Yakubu Gowon played a crucial role throughout the Nigerian Civil War, which was a highly contentious period, and beyond.
He served as the Nigerian head of state. At the end of the war, the war hero delivered the “no victor, no vanquished” speech. The speech aimed at promoting reconciliation in a conflict and healing the soldiers.