Former Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli Is Dead (Photo)

A former Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli has been confirmed dead.

Until his death, Major General Chris Alli was 79 years, Brainnews can confirm.

Ali’s death was announced in a statement released via X (formerly Twitter) by the Nigerian Army’s spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

Ali, who served as the COAS between November 1993 and August 1994, died in a military hospital in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday, November 19, after a brief illness.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, via the statement released, expressed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Nigerian Army (NA) on the passing of Alli.

The statement reads, “Major General Chris Alli (rtd), a revered senior officer, served the Nigerian Army, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the nation with honour and dedication in various capacities, leaving enduring prints on the sands of time.

“His commitment and zeal to duty manifested evidently, as he rose through the ranks to become the Director Military Intelligence (DMI), amongst several other key appointments in the Nigerian Army, climaxing his military career as the 9th COAS in November 1993, until his meritorious retirement from active service in August 1994.

“Born on 25 December 1944, in Koton Karfe, Kogi State. Gen Chris Alli’s sojourn in the NA began on October 20 1967, as a member of the Emergency Short Service Combatant Course. He served diligently in various capacities, cutting across Staff, Instructional and Command. Gen Alli was, at a time, the Military Administrator of Plateau State.

“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.”

Tinubu Mourns Ex-Chief of Army Staff Major General Chris Alli

President Bola Tinubu has sympathised with the Alli family and the Nigerian Army over the demise of former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli (rtd), who died on Sunday.

The President, in a release issued by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, described the passing of the former Chief of Army Staff as a painful loss, saying he served his country faithfully.

According to President Tinubu: “I condole with the Alli family and the Nigerian Army over the sad loss of the former Chief of Army Staff. He served his country with honour and retired meritoriously. May the Almighty God rest his soul and grant his family the fortitude to bear the huge void”.

General Alli, a respected officer, held several important positions in the Nigerian Army, such as Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), before serving as Chief of Army Staff from 1993 to 1994.

Former Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli Is Dead

Former Chief Of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli Is Dead


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