Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi, First Nigerian Navy Four-Star General, Passes Away

Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi, First Nigerian Navy Four-Star General, Passes Away

By Habeeb Ibrahim

Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi, a former Chief of Defence Staff, has sadly passed away at the age of 75, after a brief illness.

His death was announced in a statement by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, on Sunday.

The former defence chief breathed his last in the early hours of Sunday, at his residence in Abuja. During his tenure as Chief of Defence Staff, from 1999 to 2003, he made significant contributions to the development of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He was the first Nigerian Navy officer to attain the prestigious rank of four-star general.

Admiral Ogohi was born on November 14, 1948, in Okura Olafia, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He began his educational journey at St John’s College, Kaduna, from 1962 to 1966, and later enrolled in the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1967, as part of the regular course 4, graduating in 1970.

The late Admiral Ogohi’s military career spanned several decades, during which he attended various prestigious military courses, including the Midshipman course in the United Kingdom in 1971, technical course in India in 1972, under water Warfare Course in India in 1976, and the U.S. Naval War College Course in 1980 and 1992

He held various command positions, including Commanding Officer of NNS France in 1982, Commander of NNS Anansa in 1985, and Director of Administration at the NDA from 1986 to 1987.

In 1992, he was a Directing Staff at the National War College, and later served as Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Command Staff College, Jaji in 1995. His distinguished military career culminated in his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff in May 1999, a position he held until 2003.


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