General M.S Aliyu, then a Brig. General, sustained injuries during a car crash along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in early 2016.
His promotion to the rank of Major General came before the end of 2016 while he was undergoing medical treatment in Germany.
Before the accident, he was General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 DIV of the Nigerian Army and played a prominent role in the war against Boko Haram insurgency.
“Yobe and the Northeast are safer because of his sacrifices and his service
“, the governor said.
H.E Gov. Gaidam prayed Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant the General quick recovery and good health.