Salihu Ibrahim, a former chief of army staff, has died at the age of 83, at hi home in Kogi state.
He joined the army in 1956 and was trained at the Nigerian Military College and rose to become the army’s chief between 1990 to 1993, during the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida.
In 2013, he was made the chairman of the board of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed a condolence message to the family of the late Ibrahim, in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity.
The statement read: “It is a matter of great pride that outstanding officers like General Ibrahim served the Nigerian Army.
“He served the nation with all his heart; with full dedication and commitment to duty. His service represents the hallmark of our Armed Forces.
“On behalf of my family, the government and the people of our country, I extend deepest condolences to General Ibrahim’s family, loved ones and the government and people of Kogi state.”