Nigerian Military Mourns Former Defence Chief, 'Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi'

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa has announced the sad demise of the 8th Chief of Defence Staff, Armed Forces of Nigeria (1999-2003) Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi. 

Admiral Ogohi died in the early hours of today, Sunday, 30 June 2024, at a hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. 

Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi was born in Lafia, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, on 14 November 1948. 

In 1967, he enrolled into the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna as a member of the 4th Regular Course and was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy in 1970.

He was a Principal Warfare Specialist Officer who majored in Under Water Warfare. He started his military training as a Midshipman in the United Kingdom in 1971 and attended the Sub-Lieutenant Technical Course in India in 1972. 

He also attended his Staff and Defence courses at the United States Naval War College in 1980 and 1991 respectively.

The late Admiral held several appointments in the Nigerian Navy including Commanding Officer of Nigerian Navy Ship Yola from 1976 to 1977.

He became the Naval Provost Marshall in 1982 and commanded the Nigerian Navy Ship ANANSA from 1985 to 1986. 

He became Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff in 1999 and retired as Admiral in 2003 after 33 years of distinguished service to the nation.

In a statement, the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau,  the Chief of Defence Staff and all the Service Chiefs join the family of the late Admiral and entire Nigerian people to mourn the exit of the distinguished naval officer whom he described as an elder statesman who continued to provide his wealth of experience to the AFN even after retirement from active service two decades ago. 

The CDS prayed to Almighty Allah to grant his soul rest in perfect peace.

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