R.M. Dumuje’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Mens
From Nigeria
Gender male
Death 9 May 2008

Major General Raymond Matthew Dumuje (rtd.) OFR, fss, mni, psc, BEM (June 24, 1929 – May 9, 2008) was a prominent Nigerian Army officer and businessman. He became the first Quartermaster general of the Nigerian Army. On February 13, 1976, as a Colonel, he was shot and wounded in Ikoyi, Lagos during the failed “Dimka coup” attempt that saw the assassination of the then Military President, General Murtala Ramat Mohammed. The history of the Nigerian Armed forces records this particular event as a mistaken identity for Lt-General Olusegun Obasanjo, the then Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army, however, General Dumuje thought he was also a prime target in the failed coup d’etat. He was one of very few to have served both in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force. He was also a prominent indigene of the Udu clan in Delta state. He retired as the Director General, Nigerian Army, Army Reserve and Recruitment, in January 1984.

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