A book titled “The First Regular Combatant, Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari” would be unveiled and presented to the public next week at the International Conference Centre Abuja.
Former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon billed to chair the book launch.
The book authored by Haruna Yahaya Poloma would be launched by Alhaji Aminu Dantata who will be supported by co-launchers that include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President Dangote Group and Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, President Oriental Energy Resources Ltd.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Nigeria Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule would be guest speakers at the occasion.
The book would be reviewed by a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Ike Nwachukwu, a retired major general.
Brigadier Maimalari was the first regular combatant Nigerian in the Officer Corps of the Nigerian Army. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom. He was murdered on the night of 15th January 1966 during the coup that brought General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi to power. Until his death he was the Commander Second Brigade Nigerian Army, Lagos.