A Former Commander of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG), General Joshua Dogonyaro is dead.
The Former Commander died at the age of
80 years, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau state.
He battled an undisclosed illness for some time before dying.
General Dogonyaro suffered stroke before dying at the hospital.
He was a general who had no bias mind as a detribalised Nigerian. He served the nation faithfully.
General Joshua Dogonyaro, was born in Vom, Plateau state.
He attended Boys’ Secondary School, Gindiri, and between 1964 to 1967, attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
He enlisted in the Nigerian army in 1964, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army.
He was the task force commanding officer, 203 armoured battalion of the peace-keeping force in Chad; Director of manning at the army headquarters, director of army’s armoury, and general officer commanding, 3 armoured division, Jos.
He took courses at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji; Armour Officers Course, US; Armoured Car Troop Leaders Course, UK; Command and Staff College, Jaji; Defence Resources Management Course, US; and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.