John David Dungs (3 February 1952 – 2 May 2014) was a Nigerian Army colonel who served as Military Administrator of Delta State from August 1996 until August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[2] He had also served as acting Military Administrator of Oyo State from 1994 to 1996.[1]

Col. John David Dungs Rtd.
Military Administrator of Delta State
In office
22 August 1996 – 12 August 1998
Preceded byIbrahim Kefas
Succeeded byWalter Feghabo
Acting Military Administrator of Oyo State[1]
In office
Personal details
Born(1952-02-03)3 February 1952
Riyom, Plateau State, Nigeria
Died2 May 2014(2014-05-02) (aged 62)
Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Political partyDemocratic People's Party (DPP)/Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) before 2012
ChildrenPatton John Dungs and Simi Dungs DaVwi amongst others
EducationNigerian Military School Zaria/Nigerian Defence Academy
OccupationSoldier/Politician/Industrialist (CEO of Langfield Group LTD)
Military service
Allegiance Nigeria
Branch/serviceNigerian Army
Battles/warsLiberian civil war

In August 1990, Lieutenant Colonel Dungs was a member of the multinational force in Liberia when a gunboat was seized, capturing 27 rebels.[3][4][5]

Dungs was a candidate to become the People's Democratic Party candidate in the 2007 governorship elections for Plateau State.[6]

In 2012, He also ran unsuccessfully for the seat of Plateau North senatorial district which was left vacant on the demise of Senator Gyang Dalyop Datong on the platform of the Democratic People's Party losing to Senator Gyang Pwajok of the Peoples' Democratic Party.

In April 2009, Dungs was an unsuccessful contender to become traditional ruler of the Berom people (Gbong Gwom Jos) in Jos.[7]

Besides his military background and political affiliations, John Dungs can be famously remembered as a prominent captain of industry being the founder and chief executive of Langfield Group Limited an industrial conglomerate with diversified interests in various sectors of the economy. He was instrumental to the creation of Riyom and Jos-East Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

Dungs died on 2 May 2014 en route to a hospital after collapsing at his residence in Rayfield, Jos. His death came within the week following the death of his father, Da. Dung Jok, the Gwom Rwei (district head) of Riyom after a protracted illness.[8][9]

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  1. ^ a b ".: H.F Schroeder (W.A.) Limited :". October 20, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-20.
  2. ^ "H.F Schroeder (W.A.) Limited". Archived from the original on October 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Nigerians Capture Liberian Rebel Gunboat". New York Times. August 28, 1990. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  4. ^ Karl Maier (2002). This house has fallen: Nigeria in crisis. Westview Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-8133-4045-4.
  5. ^ Mariam Aleshinloye Agboola (October 19, 2009). "Bye, bye to militancy – Dungs, ex-Military Governor". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on October 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  6. ^ Mariam Aleshinloye Agboola (October 12, 2009). "Why they want Jang out – Dungs, ex-Delta military administrator". Daily Sun. Retrieved 2010-03-22.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Paschal Agbada and Wilson Uchendu (April 7–13, 2009). Gyang Named New Gbong Gwon Jos. ISBN 978-0-8133-4045-6. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  8. ^ "Former Delta Military Governor, Col. Dungs, dies at 64". Vanguard News. May 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ex-Delta Governor, Col. Dungs is dead – P.M. News".