Breaking: Another Former Military Governor Confirmed Dead.
PUNCH reported that Kanu’s death was confirmed by his close ally, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin on Wednesday, January 13.
However, the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed, the retired military officer is said to have died at the age of 78.
“I can confirm that he has passed on. This is very sad news. A statement will be issued soon,” Okei-Odumakin said.
Gistlover reports that Kanu was the first governor after the decree that established Imo from part of the old East Central State. He was appointed into the Supreme Military Council headed by the late Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed in 1975 and subsequently became a human rights activist after retiring from the Nigeria army.
Meanwhile, the death has been reported of a former military administrator Aminu Isa Kontagora the former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue states. He reportedly died from the novel coronavirus.