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Names, State of Origin of Nigeria’s Chief Of Army Staff From 1960 Till 2021

Major-General Norman Foster (British) GOC NA 1960-1962

Major-General Kenneth Exham (British): GOC NA 1962-1965

Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (Imo): GOC NA Feb.1965-Jan. 1966

Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon (Plateau): COAS Jan. 1966-Jul. 1966

Lt. Col. Joseph Akaahan (Benue): COAS Aug. 1966-Jul. 1967

Maj. Gen. Hassan Usman (Katsina): COAS Jan. 1968-Jan. 1971

Maj. Gen. David Ejoor (Edo): COAS Jan. 1971-Jul. 1975

Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (Benue): COAS Jul. 1975-Sept. 1979

Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (Osun): COAS Oct. 1979-Apr. 1980

Lt. Gen.Gibson Jalo (Adamawa): COAS Apr. 1980-Oct. 1981

Lt. Gen. Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi (Niger): COASOct. 1981-Dec. 1983

Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Niger): COASJan. 1984-Aug. 1985

Lt. Gen. Sani Abacha (Borno): COASAug 1985-Sept. 1990

Lt. Gen. Salihu Ibrahim (Kwara): COAS Sept. 1990-Aug. 1993 Kwara

Lt. Gen. Aliyu Mohammed‘Gusau (Zamfara): COAS Sept. 1993-Nov. 1993

Maj. Gen. Chris Alli (Kogi): Nov. COAS 1993-Aug. 1994

Maj. Gen. Alwali Kazir (Kwara): Aug. COAS 1994-Mar. 1996

Maj. Gen. Ishaya Rizi Bamaiyi (Kebbi): COAS Mar. 1996-May 1999

Lt. Gen. Victor Malu (Benue): COAS May 1999 – April 2001

Lt. Gen Alex Ogomudia (Delta): COAS April 2001 – June 2003

Lt Gen Martin Luther Agwai (Kaduna): COAS June 2003 – June 2006

Lt Gen Owoye Andrew Azazi (Bayesla): COAS June 2006 to June 2007

Lt. Gen. Luka Yusuf (Kaduna): COAS June 2007 to August 2008

Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazzau (Kano): COAS August 2008 – Sept 2010

Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (Abia): COAS Sept 2010 – Jan. 2014

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah (Rivers): COAS Jan 2014 – July 2015

Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (Borno): COAS July 2015 – Jan 2021

Lt Gen Attahiru Ibrahim (Kaduna): COAS an 2021

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