Nigeria: General John Shagaya (Rtd) Dies

Late Gen. John Shagaya

Board Chairman of Nigeria’s think tank institute, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), retired General John Shagaya, has been reported dead.

Sources said he died in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday while returning to Jos from his hometown, Langtang.

John Shagaya was an erstwhile Senator who represented Plateau South in the National Assembly from 2007 – 2011.

He was a former ECOMOG Peacekeeping Commander in Liberia and a former Minister of Interior Under General Ibrahim Babangida administration.

His wife, Pauline Tare Philomena, died a year ago after a brief illness.

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