Inuwa Wushishi Biography, Age, Career and Death

Inuwa Wushishi Biography

Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi was a Nigerian army officer and a retired Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army. He was the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigeria from October 1981 to October 1983. Inuwa Wushishi was born on January 1, 1940 in Wushishi, Niger, Northern Nigeria, Nigeria.

Inuwa Wushishi Profile


Inuwa Wushishi

Real Name

Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi


January 1, 1940


81 years (2021)

State of Origin

Niger State








Army Officer

Net Worth

Under Review


December 4, 2021

Educational Background

Inuwa Wushishi Rank

Inuwa Wushishi attended Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna and the Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot in the United Kingdom.

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He is an alumnus of United States War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


Inuwa Wushishi Education

Inuwa Wushishi was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 12 January 1962. He served as a member of the United Nations Peace Keeping force in Congo in the early 1960s

In 1975, Inuwa Wushishi was appointed the Deputy Commandant, Army School of Infantry in July 1975.

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He served as a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1976 to 1978.

In 1981, Inuwa Wushishi was appointed the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to President Shehu Shagari from October 1981 to October 1983.

Inuwa Wushishi retired in 1983 after the military coup that brought General Buhari to power. He ventured into business and became the chairman of the board of directors of UAC of Nigeria, retiring on 1 January 2010 at age 70.

Inuwa Wushishi was the Chairman of the board of UPDC (property development), a director of Stanbic IBTC Bank and MTS first Wireless, and a member of the board of Acorn Petroleum.

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He was conferred the national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.

Personal Life

Inuwa Wushishi was married with children. He is a Muslim from Nupe tribe.

Inuwa Wushishi Death


Inuwa Wushishi died on December 4, 2021 in London , United Kingdom. He was 81 years old.


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