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Abdulsalami Abubakar

Abdulsalami Abubakar

Abdulsalami Abubakar, retired soldier, former head of state, 69, June 13. Born in Minna, Niger State, he was educated at the Native Authority Primary School, Minna, 1950-1956; Provincial Secondary School, Bida, 1957-1962; Technical Institute, Kaduna, 1963-1966; Infantry Officers Course, USA, 1975-1976. He was appointed infantry corps officer, Nigerian Army, 1967; member United Nations peace keeping force, Lebanon, 1978-1979; chief of policy and plans, Nigerian Army, 1991-1993; chief of defence staff, 1995-1998; head of state and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, 1998-1999. He was also appointed United Nations special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2000. He holds the traditional titles of Wali of Minna and Makama of Wushishi.



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