JUST IN: Former Chief of Army Staff Dies At 70
A Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Victor Malu, who served under the leadership of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has been confirmed dead.
A family source told our correspondent that the deceased General died early on Monday morning at a Cairo hospital.
He was said to have travelled to Cairo, the capital of Egypt two weeks ago for medical check-up.
Bem Adoor, a cousin to Malu , revealed the aged man was 70 years old before his death.
Malu, born in Benue, was enrolled into the Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna in 1967 as part of the 3rd regular course and was commissioned second Lieutenant in 1970.
He chaired the military tribunal that tried former Chief of General Staff and Vice Chairman Armed Forces Ruling Council Gen. Oladipo Diya and others in 1998 over alleged coup plot against the then head of state, Gen. Sanni Abacha.