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Ex-Chief of Army Staff, Chris Alli dies

Former Chief of Army Staff, Chris Alli is dead

Ex-Chief of Army Staff, Chris Alli dies

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Taoreed Lagbaja, a lieutenant general, has expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Nigerian Army, on the passing of one of his predecessor, Chris Alli.

The condolence message is contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu.

Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier-general, said the former Army Chief succumbed to a brief illness in the early hours of Sunday at the Military Hospital, Lagos.

He said that the late former COAS served the army, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the nation with honour and dedication in various capacities, leaving enduring prints on the sands of time.

“Alli’s commitment and zeal to duty manifested evidently as he rose through the ranks to become the Director, Military Intelligence (DMI), amongst several other key appointments in the Nigerian army.”

He said that Mr Alli, a retired major-general, rose to the pinnacle of his military career as the 9th COAS in November 1993 during the regime of Sani Abacha and was there until his retirement from service in August, 1994.

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