This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lt. Col. Daniel Ajah. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Saidu Kumo on June 12, 2021
If you were here on a day like this the world would be a better place. Notwithstanding, it's a better place for us cause you lived while you were alive and paid the ultimate price so that we can live free. God bless and keep your family Dan. Amen.
Posted by Lawal Abdullahi on June 12, 2021
Ooh what a grate loss, Lt Col Daniel Ajah, you will be greatly missed. I can't forget all your advice and how we share vision on the Digitization of Army Records. You will be missed.
Rest in Peace My dear Friend and Brother.
Posted by Godwin Asomba on May 8, 2021
Lt. Col Daniel Ajah rest in heavens perfect peace and may it be well with your soul. I never got to meet you in person perhaps due to the exigencies of your chosen profession. But from all the things your friends and school mates have written about you, you were indeed a gentleman and a fine military officer.My sincere condolences to the Ajah family, especially your aged parents and your younger brother Christopher who is married to my niece. Only GOD knows why HE allowed this to happen. Let us take it in our stride as Christians. Adieu!
Posted by Emetu Osteen on May 7, 2021
This is the ruddest news ever received. Lt. col Daniel Ajah, yes we were childhood friends., Also very close . U were so hospitable. Could remember numerous times my job took me to Abuja , you appeared severally and you were so nice.News of Your demise is the worst news ever expected.. In all, who can question the Almighty God. His great presence, love and glory will constantly overshadow the family you left behind ijn. Lt. col. Daniel Ajah rest in the bossom of the most High God ijn till meet to part no more.
Posted by AJAYI Olubunmi Oludotun on May 7, 2021
Daniel, my god-son, still can't believe that you have gone home to rest in the Lord.I will forever love and cherish you.
God will keep your family and avenge your death.
Sleep on,darling.
Posted by TJ Abdallah on May 7, 2021
My brother my dearest friend since old days. I'm deeply saddened beyond measure. A real friend who stood by me at my worst time. I miss my brother. Rest well my dear I will tell my grandchildren about you. You cannot be forgotten
Posted by Glory Essien on May 6, 2021
My dear brother,
It hard to take in the news of your death though I keep reading it everywhere.
You were such a proud Nigerian Army officer during your mission at South Sudan.
You used to tell us your passed experiences at Borno without knowing you will be posted back there after your mission for the insurgents to kill you.
You have paid the supreme price for your country. We pray God to give Nigeria the capacity to overcome these insurgents and banditry.
Adieu gallant officers! May God give your family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.
Posted by Ogbonna Inya Agha on May 6, 2021
Tribute to a quintessential leader and hero.
Lt COL ND Ajah, your demise came as shock to us all. You fought gallantly to keep the country safe so others can enjoy and live in peace. May God console your immediate family and give them fortitude to bear the loss. God knows best. Adieu sir
Posted by Sunday Babatunde on May 6, 2021
Dear Ajah, sleep well Infantua!!! You came and you gave your best, departing a Hero who gave his all for the country and job he so loved. It shall be well with your loved ones. Rest well Dear Brother, My Cadet, My Friend.
Posted by Lorraine Kpator on May 6, 2021
Ayyy God, can't ask why so soon. Rest in power Daniel. You made friends so effortlessly. Still remember vividly when we bid you farewell in Juba, South Sudan. May God strengthen your family. Indeed, Nigeria has lost a stalwart soldier
Posted by Gabriel Ademola Folaranmi on May 6, 2021
Oh my God!!

Oh death where is sting, oh hade where is your victory.
It's quite painful to learn of your sudden death my big boss, friend and mentor.
I met you in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and we became bond immediately.
You took me as your son and showers on me uncommon love.
Adieu my big boss
Sleep on in the bossom of the Lord when we shall meet to part no more.
Posted by SV Aligbe on May 6, 2021
Death is indeed painful, you were a great guy with a large heart. You went out of your way to make others comfortable. I pray God comforts your family and loved ones left behind. Rest in peace Gallant Soldier, my friend and senior colleague till we meet again. Adieu!!
Posted by Hawa Isaack on May 6, 2021
I met you in a mission in South Sudan, we were neighbours, Aja walked to me shining my boots , he said "Hallo sister, how are you, you just reminded me of my youthful years", I looked up, smiled."Hallo to you", I being a snob as I continued with my business.." I am Daniel, what is your name?", "Hadijah ", I said..
Daniel became our friend me and my roommate, he invited us to Nigerian Parties..
Daniel you were and still beautiful.
U warm hearts, my friend Obi always referred to you as "OGA".you made us look like we were lacking. U selflessly looked out for everyone especially Nigerians.
Many a times I could hear your name being mentioned by people , a reflection of a stong, brave courageous leader who understood things differently, from a perspective that not all of us were abundant in.

I know Nigeria has lost another SUN(SON), my only regret is that I ddnt get to spend more time with you...

I hoped that one day I'll get to see you in the highest command of Nigerian Army..but those r just hopes..

U r in a better place my friend, the angels are making a celebration since one of them joined them.

Thank you Daniel for the friendship, for the humour, kindness for being a definition of opposite, A brave, difficult commander yet so kind..

Until we meet again Friend..

Stay in light..

I wish heavens had visiting hours
Posted by Chigozie Irem on May 6, 2021

My dear brother, it’s very difficult to come to terms with the fact that you’re gone. You were such a nice and wonderful brother and senior colleague. You paid the supreme sacrifice in the defence of your father land. May God bring instant judgement upon these heartless bastards and cause this growing insurgence to end. I pray for the peaceful repose of your dear soul and may God comfort your family. Continue to rest in the Lord until the resurrection morning when we will meet to part no more. Rest In Peace, Lt Col ND Aja
Posted by Alfred Omagu on May 5, 2021
Ajah, my mother's son, the thot of you was heavy few hours b4 the news of your demise; how we will hang out more again and iron out some personal matters. It was all over my atmosphere (the thot of you) like seldom. Then suddenly, the saddest news came. Hmmn! I swear I miss you, you break my heart Daniel my brother. Am so sorry... am so sorry...
Posted by Ganikale Abiola Rasheed on May 5, 2021
Oh God pls have mercy on us all
Lt col Daniel ajah we grew up together in same street during the secondary school days.very humble and brave obidient young man whom I like so much.we live like family.and he has never look down on any melting right now can't hold it continue to rest in peace my brother.
Posted by Esther Onumonu on May 5, 2021
Oh God! I just learnt of this sad news this evening, oh death why? A very hard-working and respectful fellow, full of live.. My first taught when I heard this was ur mum, oh God!
Shear hardwork took u far in ur chosen career. I remember our secondary school days, u were one of the few I was pleased with in their quest for academic excellence. Oh gallant Officer, I still remember the last time we were together some years back.
Eternal rest Grant him oh Lord and let ur perpetual light shine on him.
We miss u Daniel!

--Your friend, sister and former Neighbor Adaku Odimba ( back then in Ganikale)
Posted by Anita Ajah on May 4, 2021
It hurts me so bad that the first time and last time i will be seeing you is in death. My heart bleeds to learn that one of the finest brains in my father's house is gone. Big brother I am confident you are with God. We will meet again. Rest on my hero...
Posted by Jessica Yakwo on May 4, 2021
Dan, as I always call you, it’s so difficult for me to put pen to paper but I have to do it.

You were a friend to your wife’s friends and a brother to me.

I remember our last conversation, that I will always cherish.

How will I forget your sumptuous meals? Our last meal was pounded yam with vegetable soup which you gladly prepared for us.

It hurts having to bid you farewell especially when we never planned for it.

Thank you for the most pleasant memories, thank you for loving Edith unconditionally.
Keep watching over her and D.

Continue to rest Our Unforgettable hero.

I know I will surely miss you!

Engr. Jessica Yakwo
Posted by Oba St on May 3, 2021
Lt Dan, you came, you saw and conquered. You're a bold soldier and a proud professional. You paid the ultimate prize so that Nigeria can be returned to a place of peace.

The 200m nationals will forever remember you.
Posted by george anifowoshe on May 3, 2021
Late LT. Colonel Daniel Ajah was a very good friend with a good heart.
We attended same Secondary School and he became the Head Boy being a very brilliant, disciplined and principled guy.
He had great leadership qualities.
We lost contact after secondary school for twenty-three (23)years after which we met again when he was posted to NYSC Camp in Lagos as the Camp Commandant.
The period brought about good old memories and we were seeing each other almost every day.
My Wife, Children and Mother liked him so much and would sometimes request to kno his wellbeing.
He had a favorite slogan (GBA BEE OOO)which I and some other friends took as our slogan and it gave us cheerfulness and greater bonding.
The news of his death came to me as a rude shock in the office.
IHS'96 has lost a very rare gem and we can never have another Lt. Col. Daniel Ajah in our midst again.
Whenever we talk or chat, I would pray that he would get to the peak of his career and that we shall all be present to celebrate with him but it's so unfortunate that he left this world at this time.
I will miss him.
I pray that God Almighty should comfort his wife, son, Christopher and the entire family.
May his soul rest in peace.

Tpl. Ibrahim O.G. Anifowoshe
Posted by Olanrewaju Briggs on May 3, 2021
RIP our gallant hero...You paid the ultimate price for our dear nation.
May God grant you eternal rest and the calm courage to your family.
Posted by Azeez Abayomi on May 3, 2021
DAN!  Ajeh!..Knowing you for exactly 3 decades was the best thing that I can never forget till this untimely death that took you away..haaaaa...yes your job description is so tasking but never will I believe it will take you away at this point in time. A gallant fine upright infantry soldier you were at the most tasking pinnacle of your career (Lt Col) your life was cut short in the line of hurt writing a tribute instead of breaking KOLA...sigh..I have tried to come out from this reality that you are no more.
You have left  everyone devastated, sad and angry knowing how the story was..we had plans ...we had left your ageing parents and siblings in a trauma I pray that God comfort them ..not to talk of your better half(wife) and your newly addition and your dream(son) you only carried for just few days. Haaaa! DEATH! What can we say..we are like pencil in the hands of our creator..who are we to challenge God. From you we came ..and from you we shall all return.  Your death is a matyre...which made me believe that you have found peace and I drop my pen at this instance..I pray May God have mercy on you, clear your shortcomings..and bless everyone fortitude to bear your exit.
ADIEU my FRIEND my BROTHER Liutenant Colonel ND AJAH...
Posted by Sandra Ajah on May 2, 2021
A brother with a big heart that take care of others rest on we will miss your contribution to Ajah's compound our hero
Posted by Ongbabo Sabo on May 2, 2021
Sometime circumstances will forced me to ask why good people are often called by God when we need them most.
I have not seen you in person but your voice alone through phone conversation convinced me that you are simply a good man. I know fully well that not only your immediate family will miss you but the entire Nigeria and Nigerian.
May your gentle and good soul rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord.
Engr. Ongbabo Elaigwu Sabo
Posted by Ugo Ajah on May 2, 2021
My brother, this is a loss too many. My heart bleed for my dad whom you took very good care of and for your wife whom war had widowed, for your son and most of all for the Ajah family.
Rest on, we are never a family of cowards but who can question God?
Posted by Henry Eze on May 2, 2021
Nwokike, I'm still shocked that this insecurity swallowed you. We continue to pray and strive that you laid down your life for a good cause. Evil will never overcome good! Rest on brother, and may the Nigeria of your children be better because of your sacrifice!
Posted by Chaka Chukwumerije on May 2, 2021
Rest in Peace, Daniel. Your loss is painful and untimely.
Posted by Saidu Kumo on May 2, 2021
You are a great guy indeed. RIP Hero.
Posted by Jerry Maigari on May 2, 2021
Oh so sad, we fought those idiots together in Timbuktu and I left you in Jan 2021. I can remember you said just go I would join you later when I leave too. During our time together fighting I remember some of your words, you said, “ Jerry don’t worry we will finish this baggers, they can’t mess our country “. I also remember that anytime it’s time for dinner you would prepare food and send for us we would sit, gist and laugh even in the face of uncertainty and fear. You were brave and never showed fear or indecision. You took time to alway say Jerry have you call madam and the kids, call them oh, I have just called mine. You were a good friend, brother in battle and a fighter. Our time in Maiduguri together fighting is something I would never forget. My only prayer is for God to compensate your family with what you prayed for. Adieu Sir and RIP
Posted by Andy Zidon on May 2, 2021
Rest in Peace bro.You were an all round great guy..We will miss you ...
Posted by Attah Emeka on May 2, 2021


It is with a deep sense of loss that we write this tribute to you, our dearest brother in the Lord. The Bakhita Family mourns your departure from this world. Although your stay with us was very short, you impacted our lives with your genuine trust in the Lord, your kind hearted nature, and your generosity.

You died in active service...when the Nigerian nation & the world at large needed you most. You were named Daniel; and severally you were in the Lion's Den and you triumphed. You were a gallant, brilliant, smart & dedicated soldier of high repute. You really ran your race with a clean heart and utmost vigour, and we are deeply convinced that the heavenly beings were taking notes; thus heaven awaits you.

Our prayer is that the Angels of the Lord will usher your beautiful soul to God Almighty for a sweet repose. AMEN! He will console your wife, little junior and the rest of your family & friends. AMEN!!

Sleep well brother Daniel.

- The Bakhita Family

Posted by Victor Olowogorioye on May 2, 2021
Oh Lord, have mercy on us! My friend and brother, Lt. Col. Daniel N Ajah gone in the service to Fatherland!!!
I read few minutes ago that you paid the supreme price in the defence of our troubled Country, Nigeria. I am truly devastated by this sad news. I am indeed short of words at this time.

The memory of our last time together in the midst of your military assignment Sudan flowed in when you wanted to go Benin by flight en-route to seeing your family Lokoja but because I told you that I was going to drive to Warri same day, you cancelled the flight and chose to give me a company to Benin, we drove together. You alighted in Benin and took a vehicle to Lokoja while I proceeded to Warri. That how thoughtful you are as a friend!!!

May your soul rest in peace. May God console your family, most especially your darling wife (I know how close both of you are to yourselves) and your little son.

Till we meet to part no more! Adieu my friend and brother!! Adieu Lt. Col. Daniel N. Ajah!!!
Posted by Blessing Dike on May 1, 2021
I was dumbfounded when I heard the news of your exit from this world. I strongly believe that you did not die at a time appointment by your God. We all are helpless to avenge your death but I strongly believe that the greatest avenger , our Lord Jesus Christ, will bring to book the perpetrators of this wicked act.
I plead with your immediate family members to be consoled and I pray that the Lord will give them the fortitude to bear your death.
Adieu! Bro, till we meet on that resurrection morning.
Posted by Engr. OYEWUMI ARIYO on May 1, 2021
How I wish I were expressing these for his retirement party instead of his funeral, we all know that, life isn’t fair sometimes. It’s not fair that Col. Daniel Ajah was taken from his wife Engr. Ajah Edith after many years together. It’s not fair that He wasn’t able to live long enough to enjoy his wife that he really love and the new born baby. And it’s not fair that Nigeria military will be missing Col. Daniel Ajah in action.
A worked harder and gentle Gallant Officer is gone. He has been undertaking a difficult and important task in fighting to defend his Country territory till the end. Sleep on good Officer. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Posted by Itohan Otoijamun on May 1, 2021
Lt.Col. Ajah, You gave yourself for others to live. You will always be remembered as a hero.
Posted by Kaltume Giwa on May 1, 2021
Your legacy will surely outlive you.
Rest on in the bosom of the Lord.
Good night, Soldier.
Posted by Udeme Inyang on May 1, 2021
I salute you my friend , I salute you my brother .

" Ajeh " as we once called you way back in highschool .
I'm managing to type , you fought for us , you took not just bullets but mortars for us .
Rest on nnwafor , rest on solder .
Posted by Udoka Eze on May 1, 2021
On behalf of my family, I mourn with the entire family of Lt. Co. Daniel Aja and with our brother Chris Aja. Please take heart and may God continue to console all of you. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen .
Posted by Grace Akhirome on May 1, 2021
My dearest son in law, Lt Col Daniel Aja, I still find it hard to believe this disheartening news. it's so sad you took an emergency exit at this time in the course of serving our country Nigeria. A gentle and firm person, you brought joy to those around you, we ask God to preserve your beloved family you left and Grant you eternal rest.
Posted by Funlola Ojelade on May 1, 2021
This is just so, so sad ;(
May the Lord comfort Edith, his widow, and their child.
Posted by Deborah Akerele on May 1, 2021
I am short of words to express how sad to hear about your death. My Head boy, always so firm and loving. You are indeed a hero loosing your life at the battlefield for your people and country. You will definitely live on in our hearts. Adeiu my brother and friend. Rest on....
Posted by Engr. Prof. Damian Dike on April 30, 2021
It is very difficult to believe that Daniel Ajah has gone. What went wrong? How can it be that my brave, intelligent and calculative former student could not survive even with wounds to tell the heroic and miraculous story of his survival?
Dan, I have known you for years, right from your early days at Ikeja High School and during our private lectures at Maryland. You were humble and respectful, but brave. You responded to my calls with Sir, despite your highly placed position. But on May 26, 2021, you failed to respond. My heart bleeds, because we lost one of our best brains and bravest soldiers. I do not know how your wife, tender son, elderly parents, brothers, sisters and host of other relations will handle your emergency exit. However, because God is still on the throne, He will make a way for them all.
We loved and cherished you, God knows why He called you home so soon. Nothing can happen without His knowledge. Rest in His bosom till we meet to part no more.
May your blood and that other brave soldiers who have paid this maximum sacrifice continue to fight for the total emancipation of Nigeria from the hands of wicked ones in Jesus name, Amen.
Posted by AKINJIDE AKINKUNLE on April 30, 2021
My classmate was a strong boy , brave and of good will.
My Senior Prefect (Head-boy) was clever, brilliant and resolute .
He grew stronger and more determine to make a change, he dare the impossible and overcame obstacles.
When I got to know he was in the Military, I said only the brave hearted can walk that height.
He had served with all his strength
He had served with all his might.
He had served in truth and honour.
Rest well brave man..
Lt. Col. Daniel Ajah ..heaven has gain an Angel.
Posted by Chika Okwuolisa on April 30, 2021

No words can really describe the grief in my heart. You died a brave, bold, heroic & sacrificial death. You died fighting for us all! REST!

My solace is that you didn't just live, You INVESTED your Life!. What a beautiful way to live!

One of the greatest HEROES of our time - you loved your wife unconditionally & unapologetically. Thank you Sir for the beautiful Son! Certainly, they will miss you deeply, but we're aware you're already their guardian Angel.

Continue to rest in power and in the Lord our HERO! Rest in peace Lt.Col. Dan! Rest Champion ...until we meet to part no more!


.......................REST HERO..........................
Posted by Christiana Musa on April 30, 2021
Lt. Col. ND Ajah, I still find it hard to believe that you've crossed to the great beyond. It's like a bad dream to me. You lived a brave, courageous, and impactful life. You served our nation Nigeria with fervour and paid the ultimate price with your precious life in active service. May God Almighty keep and protect your family you left, In the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Posted by AJAYI Olubunmi Oludotun on April 30, 2021
How are the mighty fallen, the shinning sunlight suddenly turned into darkness.My heart bleeds, for the sudden home call of my god-son, Daniel Ajah.A loyal, dedicated and humble being.He was the Head Boy of Ikeja High School,1996 Set, who right from his teens age fell in love with the profession to be a Gallant Soldier.A son with the heart of gold.Expecting to see you,but,all I could heard was the news of your demise
You are more than conquerors even in death.Your loyalty,love,care,god fearing and truthfulness will never be forgotten.
To me, you are not dead,but, asleep in the bosom of the Lord.Your memory will forever lingers on in my heart and my family.
"The battle is over, the victory is won"
I love you deeply, Daniel my dear god-son.
Will miss your smile,calls and messages.
Rest in perfect peace till the waking of the saints.Adieu!Adieu!Adieu
Posted by Comfort Emenyonu on April 30, 2021
May his soul rest in peace! Edith be strong and know that Jehovah is there always for you

Adieu gallant soldier Ajah
Posted by Olaleye Tope on April 30, 2021
Lt Nd col ajah was like a father to me . Who promise to support me in life intend of my career, the day I heard 156 Tf bn was attack by Boko haram my mind go straight to him because I could remember the first time boko haram attack us 13 may 2020
Am just short of words
May his soul Continue to Rest In Peace
Posted by Susan Ibrahim on April 30, 2021
It is well.
May your Soul Rest In Peace.
Good night fallen hero‍✈️

Engr Edith will be strong and courageous through this all and your son will be mighty on the earth in Jesus name.
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Posted by Saidu Kumo on June 12, 2021
If you were here on a day like this the world would be a better place. Notwithstanding, it's a better place for us cause you lived while you were alive and paid the ultimate price so that we can live free. God bless and keep your family Dan. Amen.
Posted by Lawal Abdullahi on June 12, 2021
Ooh what a grate loss, Lt Col Daniel Ajah, you will be greatly missed. I can't forget all your advice and how we share vision on the Digitization of Army Records. You will be missed.
Rest in Peace My dear Friend and Brother.
Posted by Godwin Asomba on May 8, 2021
Lt. Col Daniel Ajah rest in heavens perfect peace and may it be well with your soul. I never got to meet you in person perhaps due to the exigencies of your chosen profession. But from all the things your friends and school mates have written about you, you were indeed a gentleman and a fine military officer.My sincere condolences to the Ajah family, especially your aged parents and your younger brother Christopher who is married to my niece. Only GOD knows why HE allowed this to happen. Let us take it in our stride as Christians. Adieu!
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Shared by Kimjim Makama on April 30, 2021
Lt Col ND Ajah was one of the great commanding officers i was previlaged to work with. I learned a lot from you  as your staff officer. You were gentle and firm. A gentleman per excellence. The armed forces lost one of it's finest in you. Rest on sir. We love you.