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David Ejoor Is Dead by naptu2: 9:53am On Feb 11
David Ejoor was governor of the Mid-West Region/Mid-West State (Edo & Delta) from the coup in January 1966 till the Mid-West invasion in August 1967.

Nigeria’s ex-army chief, David Ejoor, is dead

A former Chief of Army Staff, David Ejoor, is dead.

Mr Ejoor was army chief between 1971 and 1975 during the Yakubu Gowon military regime.

Mr Ejoor was Urhobo from Delta State.

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

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

Mr Okowa added that the news of Mr 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.

According to the governor: “As Deltans we are exremely proud of the outstanding contributions of Gen. Ejoor to the Nigerian Army where he first served as the Governor of Mid-Western Region State from January 1966 – August 1967, first Nigerian Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) from January 1969 – January 1971 and later as Chief of Army Staff from January 1971 – July 1975.

“Gen. Ejoor had an illustrious military career and served the nation with all his heart; with full dedication and commitment to duty. His contributions to the end of the Nigeria Civil War remains indelible in the minds of Nigerians.

“On behalf of my family, the government and the people of our dear state, I extend my deepest condolences to the Ejoor’s family, the Urhobo nation and the people of Ovwor-Olomu where he hails from.’’

Governor Okowa prayed almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/311674-nigerias-ex-army-chief-david-ejoor-is-dead.html

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by naptu2: 9:56am On Feb 11
I wish I had a video of his interview on the NTA in which he described what happened during the Mid-West invasion and how he escaped from Benin.

1 Left to right) Hassan Katsina (governor of Northern Nigeria), Adekunle Fajuyi (governor of Western Nigeria), Aguiyi Ironsi (head of state), Odumegwu Ojukwu (governor of Eastern Nigeria) and David Ejoor (governor of Mid-West Nigeria).


2 seated behind) Hassan Katsina, Odumegwu Ojukwu, David Ejoor, JEA Wey (chief of naval staff) and Yakubu Gowon (chief of army staff). Seated in front = Aguiyi Ironsi.

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Firefire(m): 9:56am On Feb 11
RIP

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by neolboy(m): 9:59am On Feb 11
Rest on chief

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Efewestern: 10:00am On Feb 11
RIP general, A true son of the soil, the Urhobo nation will miss you, Deltans will miss you.

RIP general. cc: sanchez01, fratermathy, we just lost a hero.

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Racoon(m): 10:00am On Feb 11
The retired but now late Maj.Gen.Akpode David Ejoor will forever remain one of the finest Sandhurst trained gentle man soldier the Nigerian Army have ever produced.

His historic involvement in commanding the Independence day platoon of Nigerian soldiers on the midnight of Oct.1st.1960 @ TBS will forever remain indelible. So also is his clean record of never being involved in the many coups that plagued the immediate post-independence Nigeria.

Ejoor's effort during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war is also worth of great commendation.RIP dear great hero
You've engraved your name on the sand of time.

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by lathrowinger: 10:01am On Feb 11
shocked
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:01am On Feb 11
According to the governor: “As Deltans we are exremely proud of the outstanding contributions of Gen. Ejoor to the Nigerian Army 
REST IN PEACE.

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by leeikem(m): 10:01am On Feb 11
No age?

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Rotimi47: 10:01am On Feb 11
The man is still handsome at old age. shocked

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Atewo400(m): 10:01am On Feb 11
Rip
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Abjay97(m): 10:02am On Feb 11
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by atarapa(m): 10:02am On Feb 11
Why this man come die b4 election. One vote gone
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Tunasco4u(m): 10:02am On Feb 11
OK
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Efewestern: 10:02am On Feb 11
naptu2:
I wish I had a video of his interview on the NTA in which he described what happened during the Mid-West invasion and how he escaped from Benin.

He was a great man. He fought like a lion when Ojukwu ordered his troops to bring him dead or alive, that decision alone changed the fate of the Civil War.

He was the fight Nigerian Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy.

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by olayemioshiyemi: 10:02am On Feb 11
Rip
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by AgamaHub: 10:03am On Feb 11
Wow
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by Keegan: 10:03am On Feb 11
RIP
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by diadem10: 10:03am On Feb 11
Rip.
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by HisMajesty1: 10:04am On Feb 11
Great Man... I Never knew he was still alive.
Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by CaptainStephen(m): 10:04am On Feb 11
Rest in Peace Sir !

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by kay4kay: 10:06am On Feb 11
Efewestern:
RIP general, A true son of the soil, the Urhobo nation will miss you, Deltans will miss you.

RIP general. cc: sanchez01, fratermathy, we just lost a hero.

Nigeria will miss you. Gallant soldier

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Re: David Ejoor Is Dead by HisMajesty1: 10:07am On Feb 11
[quote author=naptu2 post=75618223]I wish I had a video of his interview on the NTA in which he described what happened during the Mid-West invasion and how he escaped from Benin.
Invasion from whom? The federal troops or Biafran troops?

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