By Jeffry Isaac

Hundreds of condolence messages have continued to flood the social media timelines of the Nigerian Minister for Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung over the demise of his cousin, Brig. Gen. Nanven Rimtip.

Many including groups, NGOs and top personalities who have commented on the unfortunate incident describe it as a loss not only to the minister but the entirety of the nation especially now that it is at its most trying times security-wise.

Dalung had written on his Facebook timeline about the loss last week saying, "It sounds like fake news difficult to believe but indeed the Soldier man is gone.

"I cannot question these, which I am also a prospective subject."

Burial for the deceased General is slayed for this Friday in Langtang, it is learnt.