A former Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Chris Alli (retd.) has died at the Military Hospital, Lagos State, after an illness.
The army headquarters on Sunday confirmed his departure, saying the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja expressed his heartfelt condolences.
Major General Alli (rtd) became the ninth COAS in November 1993 under until his 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 20 October 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,” the army said in a release by Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, its spokesperson.