General Yakubu Gowon slumps during military salute


Tension heightened on Friday as former military ruler General Yakubu Gowon slumped during the oration at the graveside of the late Maj. Gen. David Akpodiete Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State.

Military personnel, however, made fruitless efforts to bar visual coverage of the ugly incident.

Gowon was promptly rushed by some top military officials into the special tenth for emergency resuscitation just as Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former governor of the state, dashed into the tenth to ensure he recovers.

A military, as well as the Delta State ambulances, were immediately moved to the front of the tenth in case the former Head of State’s health deteriorates further.

After a moment of suspense, Chief James Onanefe Ibori and Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa were seen coming from the special tenth, an indication that Gowon had recovered.


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