General Adetunji Olurin dies at 76

General Adetunji Olurin dies at 76

The former military governor of Oyo State, General Adetunji Idowu Olurin is reportedly dead at 76.

The septuagenarian, born on December 3, 1944, was an indigene of Ilaro, in Ogun State.

A family source who does not want his name mentioned informed Tribune Online that Olurin died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Details about his death were still sketchy at the time of filing this report.

Olurin had his primary education at Christ Church School, Ilaro from 1951 -54; St. Paul’s School, Odo-Ona, Ibadan, 1955-57 and Local Government Authority Modern School, 1958.

He also attended Egbado College, Ilaro, 1959-64, Technical College (now The Polytechnic), Ibadan, 1966.

Olurin, a former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State, attended the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 1967-70; School of Infantry, Quetta, Pakistan,1973; Army Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1977-78.

He was also at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, 1989. He was appointed Battalion Commander, 1970-71; Brigade Major 1972-74; Instructor, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 1974; Defence Adviser, Nigerian High Commission India, 1975-77.

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