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Former Chief Of Defence Staff, Ibrahim Ogohi, Dies At 75

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Ibrahim Ogohi is dead.

He was aged 75.


Ogohi reportedly passed from a brief illness.

According to family sources, he had been suffering from age-related health issues for several weeks before he died at his home in Abuja in the early hours of Sunday.

“Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi passed on to glory a few minutes ago, early Sunday morning,” a family member confirmed.

The late Admiral was Chief of Defence Staff between 1999 and 2003.

He was the first Naval officer to reach four-star rank in the Nigerian military, including being the first chief of Defence Staff from Navy.

The late chief of Defence Staff hailed from Okura, Lafia in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

● Further Bio

Ibrahim Ogohi CFR FSS MSS PSC, (14 November 1948) was a retired Nigerian Navy admiral, who was the first naval officer to become Chief of Defence Staff of Nigeria from 1999 to 2003 and the first Naval Officer to reach four star rank in the Nigerian military during the civilian administration of Nigeria.

He had his early education in St John’s College Kaduna from 1962 to 1966.

He enrolled in Nigeria Defence Academy in 1967. He was of regular course 4 passing out in 1970 and then had Midshipman course in United Kingdom in 1971 and technical course India in 1972, under water Warfare Course India in 1976 then the United States Naval War College Course in 1980 and in 1992.

He was Commanding officer Eken NNS France in 1982, commander NNS Anansa in 1985 and director Administrator in Nigeria Defence Academy in 1986 to 1987.

In 1992 he was commanding directing staff in National War College and deputy commandant Armed forces command staff College, Jaji in 1995.

In May 1999 he was Chief of Defence Staff till 2003.

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