Former Chief Of Defence Staff, Joshua Dogonyaro dead

Lieutenant General Joshua Dogonyaro, the former Chief of Defence Staff, has died

He died in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, where he had been admitted.

General Dogonyaro served as Chief of Defense Staff during General Sani Abacha’s military regime.

Family sources say he was aged 80.

They add that his body has been deposited at the Air force hospital in Jos.

On August 27, 1985, Dogoyaro delivered the coup speech that announced the overthrow of General Muhammadu Buhari and the inauguration of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Born on September 12th, 1940 in Vom, Plateau State, Dogonyaro served in different capacities and different formations in the Nigerian Army among which he served as the Chief of Defence Staff as well as the Field Commander of Economic Community of West African States (ECOMOG) monitoring group in Liberia.

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