Former Chief of Army Staff General Victor Malu died in a Cairo hospital in Egypt on Sunday.
Malu was appointed Chief of Army Staff in May 1999 at the start of President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and was dismissed in April 2001.
He was awarded Force Service Star (FSS) Award, Meritorious Service Star (MSS) Award, and Distinguished Service Star (DSS) Award.
In September 2008 Malu, a diabetic, went into a coma and was rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital where he was placed on life support in the intensive care unit.Later he was transferred to a hospital in London, and after treatment for stroke was discharged from hospital to his Central London home in April 2009.
Malu said he warned President Olusegun Obasanjo to guard against American involvement in the nation’s affairs, saying they were only aiming to further their own interests. He claimed that it was because the Americans disliked his views that Obasanjo fired him before the signing of the Nigerian-United States Military Cooperation Agreement.