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Navy mourns former CNS, Ishaya Ibrahim

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
06 January 2022   |   12:47 pm
Nigerian Navy is now in a mourning mood over the death of former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Ishaya Iko Ibrahim (Rtd), popularly known as “II Ibrahim”.

Naval ratings, junior enlisted sailors, raise their hats to salute President Mohammadu Buhari during the inauguration of locally built Seaward Defence Boat NNS OJI at the naval dockyard in Lagos, on December 9, 2021. – Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari has inaugurated and inducted to the naval fleet recently acquired warship and C built locally by naval engineers to boost the Navys efforts in the fight against maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea region. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Nigerian Navy is now in a mourning mood over the death of former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Ishaya Iko Ibrahim (Rtd), popularly known as “II Ibrahim”.

Ibrahim was a Commander of the Federal Republic, (CFR) before his demise.

A statement by navy spokesman, Commodore Suleman Dahun noted that, “The Nigerian Navy regrets to announce the passing on to glory of a former Chief of the Naval Staff and Chairman, Board of the National Inland Waterways Authority, Vice Admiral Ibrahim (rtd) CFR which occurred on 4 January 2022. The late Chief of the Naval Staff was in active Service for 35 years and died at the age of 69 years.

“The late Chief of the Naval Staff served the nation in various capacities. Prominently, Vice Admiral Ibrahim (rtd) was actively involved in the ECOMOG Operation LIBERTY in Liberia during which he commanded the Nigerian Navy Ship OFIOM and Nigerian Navy Ship AMBE respectively.

“Thereafter, he served as the Deputy Defence Attaché in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The late Admiral was also the Chief of Logistics Naval Headquarters and later Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. He was the Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command before his appointment as the Eighteenth Chief of the Naval Staff.

“The burial arrangement would be communicated in due course. Please Sir, kindly assist in dissemination to the general public.”