Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor

Lieutenant General Chikadibia Obiakor (born on 18 February 1951 in Nigeria) currently serves as United Nations Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations. Previously, he was the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), a position UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him to in January 2006. Lieutenant General Obiakor started his military career with the Nigerian Army in 1973. He has served as the Commander of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Artillery Brigade in Liberia (1996 and 1997), the ECOMOG Chief Coordinator of the Liberian elections in July 1997, and as the General Officer Commanding, Second Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army. He also held the position of Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, in charge of the welfare, discipline and medical services for all Nigerian military personnel. Lieutenant General Obiakor is a graduate of the National War College in Abuja. He obtained a Master of Science degree in strategic studies from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and has participated in numerous international military courses.

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February 18th, 1951
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