Ex-Oyo, Ondo military administrator, Colonel Usman, dies

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A former Military Administrator of Ondo and Oyo states at separate times, Colonel Ahmed Usman, has died.

Usman reportedly died on Wednesday in Jos, Plateau State after a brief illness and his remains will be taken to his hometown – Okura-Lafia in Kogi State same day for a quick burial in line with Islamic rites.

Usman was appointed governor of Ondo State in September 1994 and governor of Oyo State in 1996. He was installed Oba Adeleye Orisagbemi as the Attah of Ayede Ekiti.

On 17 June 1996, Usman threatened to dismiss any Ondo State judge who granted bail to secret cult suspects.

In 1996, Usman was deployed to Oyo State. On 12 May, 1997, when a bomb explosion in the state capital of Ibadan injured two soldiers and a policeman, Usman described the perpetrators as cowards.

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