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Former Chief of Army Staff during President Olusegun Obasanjo, Lt Gen Victor Malu is dead.


A cousin to Malu, one Bem Adoor told newsmen that Malu died early hour on Monday at an undisclosed hospital in Cairo, Egypt.

Malu had been down with stroke for a long time.

He was said to have travelled to Cairo two weeks ago for a medical check-up before he died early Monday.

The family source told newsmen in Makurdi that he was 70 years old.

Malu was a commander, ECOMOG Peace Keeping force in Sierra Leone and Liberia  August 1996 to January 1998.

He was appointed the chief of Army Staff in May 1999 to April 2001.

He was born on January 15, 1947, in Katsina-Ala local government of Benue state.

In 1967, he enrolled into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna as part of the 3rd  regular course and was commissioned second Lieutenant in 1970.

Malu chaired the military tribunal that tried former Chief Gen Oladipo Diya in 1998 over alleged coup plot against the head of state, Gen Sanni Abacha



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