General Officer Commanding, 6th Division of the Nigerian Army, Bori Camp, PortHarcourt, Rivers State, Major General Johnson Olu Irefin, has died from complications arising from COVID-19.
This sad development threw the Division into mourning on Thursday following the breaking of the news about Irefin’s sudden death.
The GOC, who died in Abuja after testing positive for COVID-19, assumed duty at Division in July 2020 as a replacement for Maj.-Gen. Felix Agugo.
Spokesman of the Division, Charles Ekeocha, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.
But a senior military officer, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the development.
Irefin’s sudden death forced the Army to cancel the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference holding in Abuja.
The late Army general was the immediate-past GOC 81 Division Nigerian Army, Lagos.