Former Kogi State Governor Dies At 66


Former Military Administrator of Kogi, Col. Bzigu Akakirya is dead, aged 66.

According to a member of his family, Prof. Peter Lassa, in a statement he issued in Lokoja on Monday.

He stated that Akakirya died on Monday morning at an Abuja hospital.

Born in Lassa village, Askira Uba Local Government of Borno on July 20, 1949, Afakirya was the Military Administrator of Kogi from 1996 to 1998.

He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in June 1973 and served in various posts in Osogbo, Gombe, Nsukka, Abakaliki, Kainji and Mubi.

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Before his appointment as Military Administrator of Kogi, he was Commander, 241 Recce Batallion, Nguru and member, Yobe State Executive Council.

He left a wife and children.

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