Victor Malu, Former Chief of Army Staff, is Dead


Former Chief of Army Staff during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime, Lt General Victor Malu (rtd), is dead.
According to a family member, Bem Adoor, in Makurdi, Malu was said to have died early Monday in a Cairo hospital.
He was said to have traveled to Cairo two weeks ago for medical checkup where he died.
Malu had been battling with ailment relating to stroke over the years.
Victor Malu was a Commander of ECOMOG Peacekeeping Force in Sierra Leone and Liberia from August 1996 to January 1998.
He was appointed Chief of Army Staff in May 1999 and served till April 2001.
The late Chief of Army Staff was born on January 15, 1947 in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
He enrolled into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, in 1967 as part of the 3rd regular course and was commissioned second lieutenant in 1970.
He chaired the military tribunal that tried the former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya, in 1998 over alleged coup plot against the late Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha.


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