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Former Chief Of Army Staff Chris Alli Is Dead

Former chief of army staff, Mohammed Chris Alli during the regime of the late Sani Abacha, is dead.

Gatekeepers News reports that Alli died on Sunday morning at a military hospital in Lagos after a brief illness.

He was 78 years old at the time of his death.

He served as the chief of army staff from November 1993 to August 1994.

He was the military governor of Plateau state between August 1985 to 1986 and was also the director of military intelligence (DMI).

The late Alli hailed from Koton Karfe, Kogi state.

He was among the army chiefs, like Alison-Madueke, the chief of naval staff at the time, who supported the June 12 presidential election won by the late MKO Abiola.

The election was annulled by the former military President Ibrahim Babangida.

In May 2004, former President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him as the interim administrator of Plateau after a declaration of a state of emergency amid an ethno-religious crisis in the state.

He transferred power to the civilian government in November 2004.

In a statement, Taoreed Lagbaja, the chief of army staff, condoled with the family members of the late Alli.

The army chief said the late former military officer showed “commitment and zeal” during service.

“He served diligently in various capacities, cutting across staff, instructional and command,” Onyema Nwachukwu, the army’s director of public relations, quoted Lagbaja as saying in the statement.

“The COAS Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja on receiving the disheartening news of his demise, has profoundly expressed his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Late former COAS, praying for the repose of his soul and the strength and solace for the family in this difficult time.”

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