The children of the late Lt-Col Ochigbo who died in the June 3, Dana Plane Crash have been adopted by Senate President David Mark.
The late military officer held his last duty post as the Commanding Officer, 6 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Abak , Akwa Ibom State. He was laid to rest at the weekend in his hometown, Oturkpo, Benue State.
Mark, a retired Brigadier-General, announced the gesture at the burial where, in a tribute, he described the deceased as an officer and a gentleman. In his words:
“Lt. Col Jumbo Ochigbo was clearly an officer and a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was passionate about the development of the Nigerian Army. He was an intelligent young man with a very bright future who conducted himself in an exemplary manner.”