Ex-army chief, David Ejoor, is dead

A former Chief of Army Staff, Mr David Ejoor, is dead. Ejoor was army chief between 1971 and 1975 during the Yakubu Gowon military regime.

Ejoor was Urhobo from Delta State. He was 87.

Already, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has expressed sadness over the demise of the retired major general.

Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, on Sunday in Asaba, condoled with the family, Urhobo nation and people of Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area over the death of the former COAS.

Okowa added that the news of Ejoor’s death had devastated him, especially as the nation is going into another round of elections but was consoled by the fact that the departed former Chief of Army Staff would remain immortal and never to be forgotten.



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