The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt was thrown into mourning on Thursday following news of the death of its General Officer Commanding, Major General Johnson Olu Irefin, from coronavirus-related complications.
Irefin, who died in Abuja after testing positive for COVID-19, took over the command of the division in July 2020, replacing Maj.-Gen. Felix Agugo.
Though the Army Public Relations Officer, Maj. Charles Ekeocha, kept mum over the development, a senior military officer from Abuja confirmed it describing his death as shocking.
He said: “One of our fine officers is dead.
He is the GOC 6th Division. He died in Abuja after developing complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”
Prior to assuming the command of the 6 Division and Land Component Commander Operation Delta Safe, Port Harcourt Barracks, Irefin was the immediate-past GOC 81 Division Nigerian Army Lagos.