One of Nigeria’s top military brass in the days of dictatorship, Rear Admiral (rtd) Ndubuisi Kanu is dead.
Kanu was former Military leader of Imo and Lagos states, He died at age 77..
The septuagenarian died in the early hours of Wednesday January 13 in a Lagos hospital from COVID19 complications.
Kanu was said to have travelled village for his daughter’s marriage introduction in December 2020. He developed a mild cold and his condition deteriorated and was flown back to Lagos where he was diagnosed with COVID19. He had been on intensive care with oxygen.
He was, In 1975, the only Igbo that was appointed into the Supreme Military Council, (SMC) before the then General Olusegun Obasanjo dissolved it when he became head of state in 1976.
He fought on the Biafran side during the civil war but was reabsorbed into the Nigerian military at the end of the war in 1970.
Kanu was a member of the pro-democracy group, the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, which fought for the revalidation of the late Moshood Abiola’s annulled June 12 1993 presidential mandate.
Left to mourn him are his wife, Gladys, and children.