Tragedy Strikes as Nigeria's Former Army Chief Dies in London

Tragedy Strikes as Nigeria's Former Army Chief Dies in London

  • The Nigerian military have been thrown into mourning following the announcement of the death of General Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi
  • Wushishi, served as the chief of army staff between October 1981 and October 1983, during Nigeria's Second Republic
  • Born in Wushishi local government area of Niger state, the former army chief died at a London Hospital at the age of 81

Nigeria's former Chief of Army Staff during the Second Republic, General Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi was Saturday, December 4, reported dead at the age of 81 years.

Wushishi's death was confirmed by a family source who revealed the deceased died at a London hospital, Daily Trust reports.

Former Chief of Army Staff, General Inuwa Wushishi, is dead. Photo credit: Terry Abdul-Kareem Zekeri, Khamis Musa Muhammad
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Leadership Newspaper also confirming the development reported that the late army chief died on Saturday evening in London where he had been receiving treatment for a protracted illness.

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Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello in reaction to Wushishi’s death described his passing as a great loss to the state and the nation at large.

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Bello in a statement by his chief press secretary, Mary Noel Berje, said the state government and its people were pained by the demise of the former army chief.

Born in 1940 in Wushishi, headquarters of Wushishi local government area of Niger state, the late general served as COAS between October 1981 and October 1983.

Late Wushishi served in various capacities within the Nigerian Army including General Officer Commanding, 4 Infantry Division, Nigerian Army, 1976; Commandant, Staff College, Jaji, Dec. 1979.

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The former military administrator of Cross River and Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (rtd), died in an Abuja hospital at the age of 73.

The dceased, according to the Islamic religion, was buried the same day. Late Kefas served as the military administrator of both states between 1993 and 1996 under the military regime of late General Sani Abacha.

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In a related development, confirmed claims indicate that a former military administrator of Rivers state, retired Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo, has passed on.

Brigadier General Anthony Ukpo died in the morning of Monday, September 6. A constitutional lawyer, Leonard Anyogu, secretary of the Ogoja State Creation Committee which was chaired by Ukpo, confirmed his death.

Recently, two of his elder siblings, Madam Lydia Ukpo in the USA and Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo, passed on.

Anyogu revealed that Ukpo died in the morning at an undisclosed hospital after a protracted sickness.


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