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Aguiyi-Ironsi (L) and Adekunle Fajuyi (R) Nigeria has seen the rise and fall of many military regimes since she became a sovereign state in 1960 and this, at every turn, has altered the direction of the country. A second coup since independence which happened on July 29, 1966, would see to the brutal death […]
Hausa Troops | Lagos | the pre cursor to the Nigerian Army, formed circa 1865 by Sir Jihn Hawley Glover, administrator if the Lagos Colony | Photo circa 1900 in what is now Obalende, Lagos The Nigerian Army is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and is responsible for land warfare operations. […]
Lt. Colonel Buka Suka Dimka was a key player in the failed 1976 coup in which the then Nigeria’s Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed, was murdered. When Lt. Colonel Dimka realised that the coup was unsuccessful, he fled to Afikpo in the then Anambra State and sought refuge in the company of an old […]
Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Biafran troops Background On the 27th of May, 1967, General Yakubu Gowon promulgated decree number 14 which created 12 states (six in the north and six in the south) out of the former four regions in Nigeria. Governor of the Eastern Region, Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, saw this creation of […]