Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Victor Malu (retd), is dead.
According to a family source in Makurdi, Benue State, Malu died early Monday morning at a Cairo hospital, Egypt.
He was said to have travelled to Cairo, the capital of Egypt two weeks ago for medical check-up.
Bem Adoor, who is a cousin to the late General, said Malu, who served under former president Olusegun Obasanjo, was 70 years old.
He was born on January 15, 1947, in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue state.
In 1967, he enrolled into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna as part of the 3rd regular course and was commissioned second Lieutenant in 1970.
Malu chaired the military tribunal that tried former Chief of General Staff and Vice Chairman Armed Forces Ruling Council Gen. Oladipo Diya and others in 1998 over alleged coup plot against the then Head of state, Gen. Sanni Abacha.