Brigadier General Jacob Kodji, Commander of the 4th inter-armed military region and Colonel Kameni, Commander of the 4th gendarmerie region, died Sunday in an helicopter crash in the Far North region.
General Jacob Kodji who graduated from the Yaounde military academy in 1983, was promoted on August the 13th, 2015 by the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces, the 83 year old Paul Biya. He was later on installed by the then Minister for Defense, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo’o as the head of the 4th Joint Military Region (4th RMIA) on the 17th of August 2015, in Maroua.
Cameroon Intelligence Report understands the late General Jacob Kodji was already acting as the commander of the 4th military region in Maroua, before being confirmed in his appointment as Brigadier General on 13 August, cumulatively with his duties as commander of Operation Emergence.
General Jacob Kodji was a native of Mogodé in Mayo-Tsanaga, a border town with the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Elected among a multitude of colonels in the Region, he was the youngest of all the Cameroon army Generals.
By Onona Pierre