Disaster was averted on Friday in Delta State as former military Head of State, retired Major-General Yakubu Gowon, suddenly slumped during graveside prayers former Chief of Army Staff Major-General David Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu, Ughelli South of the state.
Reports said the 84-year-old former military officer was resuscitated by emergency personnel at the event.
The former military head of state was promptly rushed by some top echelons of the military into the special tent for emergency resuscitation while Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state and James Ibori, former governor of the state, dashed into the tent to ensure he recovers.
NAN reports that military as well as the Delta state ambulances were immediately moved in to front of the tent in case the former head of state’s health deteriorates further.
After a while, Ibori and Okowa were seen exiting the special tenth, an indication that the former army general has recovered.
The 84-year-old general was military head of state between 1966 and 1975.
Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and former governor, Chief James Ibori attended the interment service.