General Oladipo Diya, the Deputy to former Nigeria military junta, Sanni Abacha has died.
Christened Donaldson Oladipo Diya, he was a Nigerian general who served as Chief of the General Staff, under military head of state General Sani Abacha from 1994 until his arrest for treason in 1997. He also served as Chief of Defence Staff and was Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985. Diya, according to Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, passed on in the early hours of 26th March 2023.
He joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War. He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.