Air Commodore (retired) Ibrahim Kefas served as Military Administrator of Cross River State in Nigeria between December 1993 and September 1994, and then of Delta State until August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. As a Group Captain, Kefas was appointed governor of Delta State on 26 September 1994. While governor of Delta State, he sacked professor Frank Mene Adedemiswanye Ukoli, Vice-Chancellor of Delta State University for political reasons, an incident recorded in Ukoli's book A state university is born: throes of birth, ordeals of growth. In March 2002, as Taraba State Chairman of People's Democratic Party, Kefas and other PDP politicians were attacked by over 200 youths who invaded a PDP rally, and narrowly escaped death. Kefas was nominated as National Democratic Party) (NDP) candidate for governor in the 2007 elections in Taraba State. The winner was the PDP candidate, Danbaba Suntai. Early Life Ibrahim Kefas was born into a Christian family on January 27, 1948 in Wukari, Taraba State. He is the oldest of many children born to Christian missionary Atewunu Angyu Kefas (Manu). His father, Manu, was one of the missionaries to introduce Christianity to the region. Being a very devout Christian, he put Ibrahim Kefas in Bible College by the age of thirteen hoping he would become a preacher. Ibrahim Kefas, being the youngest student in Bible College at time, completed his program before most but had other plans. He was fascinated by planes and wanted to fly them so he joined the Nigerian Defence Academy and became a pilot before he was 20 years old.