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Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi

Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi
Chief of Army Staff (Nigeria)
In office
October 1981 – October 1983
Preceded by Gibson Jalo
Succeeded by Ibrahim Babangida
Personal details
Born 1940 (age 74–75)

Lt. General (retired) Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi CFR GCON (born 1940) was Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigeria from October 1981 to October 1983 during the Nigerian Second Republic.[1]

Army career

Wushishi joined the army on 21 April 1961, and attended the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna and then the Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot in the United Kingdom. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 12 January 1962.[2] He later attended the United States War College Carlisle, Pennsylvania.[3]

Wushishi served as a member of the United Nations Peace Keeping force in Congo in the early 1960s.[4] He was appointed Deputy Commandant, Army School of Infantry in July 1975.[2] He served as Federal Commissioner for Industries (January 1975 - March 1976) and was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1976 to 1978.[3] He was Chief of Army Staff (COAS) from October 1981 to October 1983 during the Shehu Shagari administration.[1]

Later career

Wushishi was required to retire on 3 January 1984 after the 31 December 1983 coup in which General Muhammadu Buhari came to power.[2] After retirement, he entered business. He became Chairman of the Board of Directors of UAC of Nigeria, retiring on 1 January 2010 at age 70.[5] He was also Chairman of the board of UPDC (property development), a director of Stanbic IBTC Bank and MTS first Wireless, and a member of the board of Acorn Petroleum. He received the national Honour, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Chronicle of Command". Nigerian Army. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Nowa Omoigui. "Military Rebellion of July 29, 1975: The Coup Against Gowon - Epilogue". Dawodu. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Wushishi, Mohammed Inuwa". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b "LT. GEN. MOHAMMED INUWA WUSHISHI GCON". Acorn Petroleum. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  5. ^ "UACN names Udo Udoma chairman as Wushishi retires". The Nation. 6/01/2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 

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