Monday, 9 October 2017

Former Chief of Army Staff, Victor Malu dies in Egypt

A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Victor Samuel Malu (Retired), has died at the age of 70.

Malu died Monday morning at a Cairo hospital in Egypt.

A family source, Bem Adoor, told newsmen in Makurdi that he travelled two weeks ago to Egypt for medical checks but couldn't return.

The deceased was Chief of Army Staff during the President Olusegun Obasanjo's democratic regime between 1999 and 2001.

He was also the Force Commander of the ECOMOG peace-keeping force in Liberia between 1996 and 1998.

Malu was born on January 15, 1947, in Katsina Ala Local Government Area, Benue.

He is reported to have suffered stroke few years back but was recuperating fast before his demise today. 

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