By Jonathan Ugbal
A former commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Eko Osim rtd is dead.
AVM Osim passed away in the late hours of Sunday in India where he traveled to for surgery, sources close to the family say.
A native of Bahumuno nation in Abi Local Government Area of central Cross River State, AVM Osim was promoted to his two star general rank in the Nigerian Air Force in December 2010.
He was serving as the Senior Staff Officer at the Logistics Command, Lagos State as an Air Commodore at the time of his promotion.
He served as the Chairman, Board of Directors of the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited between November 8, 2012 until November 30, 2012.
He will then be posted as the Chief of Aircraft Engineering at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters in Abuja in November 2012 where he served for only a few days before been posted to Jaji.
Following a twin bomb blast that rocked the St. Andrew’s Military Protestant Church at the Jaji cantonment in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on November 25, 2012 leaving at least 15 people dead, the Defence Headquarters sacked the AFCSC commandant and appointed AVM Osim as replacement.
He served as Commandant until January 2014 when he was retired following the sacking of Service Chiefs by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He also served as an aide to the Cross River State Government.