Panic as former Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, slumped during the oration at the graveside of late Maj. Gen. David Akpodiete Ejoorin Ovwor-Olomu Community Ughelli South Local Govenrment Area of Delta State.
All efforts made by the military personnel to bar visual coverage of the ugly incident were however fruitless.
The former Head of State was promptly rushed by some top echelons of the military into the special tenth for emergency resuscitation just as Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former Governor of the Delta State dashed into the tenth to ensure he recovers.
A military, as well as the Delta State ambulances, were immediately moved to the front of the tenth in case the former Head of State’s health deteriorates further.
After a moment of suspense, Chief James Onanefe Ibori and Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa were seen coming from the special tenth, an indication that the former Army General has recovered.