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Tears as ex-naval chief Admiral Aikhomu reportedly dies from COVID-19 complications

- Former chief of naval administration, Admiral Joe Aikhomu is reportedly dead

- Aikhomu was said to have breathed his last on Thursday, February 25

- The deceased was described as a mobile encyclopedia on maritime operations and logistics

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A report by The Nation indicates that a former chief of Naval Administration, Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) is dead.

Legit.ng gathered that Aikhomu, 65, passed away in the morning of Thursday, February 25, in Abuja allegedly from COVID-19 complications.

According to the report, the deceased who was the younger brother to former military vice president, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd), was until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.

Tears as ex-naval chief Admiral Aikhomu reportedly dies from ‘COVID-19’ complications

The former chief of naval administration, Admiral Joe Aikhomu reportedly dies from ‘COVID-19’ complications. Credit: The Nation.
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Aikhomu was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.

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Sources reportedly said that his death has thrown the navy community into mourning as Aikhomu was considered a mobile encyclopedia on maritime operations and logistics in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Airforce personnel who lost their lives in the Ill-fated plane crash that happened on Sunday, February 21, would be buried on Thursday, February 25.

It was reported that the NAF had announced the burial arrangement for its seven officers who died in a tragic and unfortunate plane crash in Abuja on Sunday, February 21.

the military plane, Beechcraft KingAir B350i, crashlanded at the Abuja airport after experiencing an engine failure on its way to Minna, Niger state.

The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.

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In a related report, no fewer than 222 people were sent to their early grave as a result of terrorism activities in Nigeria within one week, the Nigeria Security Tracker has reported.

In a report released on Tuesday, February 23, the security tracker also said that 133 Nigerian were kidnapped between February 13 and 19, 2021.

It was learnt that 82 civilians and 21 security men were killed in violent attacks, while the Nigerian Military forces killed 119 bandits and terrorists in the north.


Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.

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