Abuja – Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi, a former Chief of Defence Staff, has died after a brief illness. He was 75 years.

Family sources reported that he had been battling an age-related illness for several weeks before passing away in his Abuja home in the early hours of Sunday.

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

Admiral Ogohi served as Chief of Defence Staff from 1999 to 2003 and was the first Naval officer in the Nigerian military to achieve a four-star rank. He was also the first Chief of Defence Staff from the Navy.

The late Admiral hailed from Okura, Lafia in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. His contributions to the Nigerian military and his pioneering achievements in the Navy will be remembered.

He had his early education in St John’s College Kaduna from 1962 to 1966. He enrolled in Nigeria Defence Academy in 1967 of regular course 4 passing out in 1970 and then 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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