- Former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli (rtd), has passed away at the age of 78 in a military hospital in Lagos after a brief illness
- Serving as COAS from November 1993 to August 1994, General Alli had a distinguished military career, including being the military administrator of Plateau state
- The current Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, expressed condolences, praying for the repose of General Alli's soul and offering support to his family during this difficult time
FCT, Abuja - Nigeria's former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli (rtd), is dead.
The death of the former military was announced in a statement released by the Nigerian Army's spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
Legit.ng gathers that Ali, who served as the COAS between November 1993 and August 1994, died in a military hospital in Lagos on Sunday, November 19, after a brief illness.
More facts about Major General Chris Alli (rtd)
Major General Alli hailed from Kogi state. He was born on December 25, 1944, in Koton Karfe.
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Gen Alli's sojourn in the Nigerian Army began on October 20, 1967, as an Emergency Short Service Combatant Course member.
He served diligently in various capacities, cutting across Staff, Instructional and Command. Gen Alli was, at a time, the Military Administrator of Plateau State.
He rose through the ranks to become the director of the Military Intelligence (DMI), amongst several other key appointments in the Nigerian Army, climaxing his military career as the 9th COAS in November 1993.
Gen Alli retired from active service in August 1994.
COAS Taoreed Lagbaja mourns Gen Alli
Meanwhile, COAS Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has expressed his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Late former COAS.
He prayed for the repose of his soul and the strength and solace for the family in this difficult time.
Abubakar-Surajo Imam: Nigerian Army gets first professor
In other news, the Nigerian Army has produced its first professor of Mechatronics Engineering, Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam.
The Registrar, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State, Brig.-Gen. A.M. Tukur disclosed this in a statement on Friday, November 17.
Tukur said Imam was promoted to the rank of a professor after it was ratified during the NDA Council Meeting in September and took effect from October 1, 2023.
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