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How Yakubu Gowon Slumped At Ejoor’s Burial in Delta       

Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, slumped during the burial of Gen. David Ejoor in Ughelli, Delta.

Funsho Akinwale

There was a mild drama on Friday during the burial of Gen. David Ejoor in Ughelli, Delta State, when the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, suddenly slumped midway through the interment of the late military brass.

He was immediately rushed to a nearby military hospital where he was resuscitated by the personnel at the emergency ward of the hospital.

The 84-year-old former military leader later regained consciousness and was allowed to rest in the hospital while the burial ceremony continued.

Many believe the sudden fail in health was as a result of old age.

The new development is coming a few days after the former head of state and his wife, Victoria, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The private anniversary dinner, which was a grand one in Abuja, was witnessed by family, friends, and well-wishers, including former Nigerian International football star, Daniel Amokachi.