The 1966 Nigerian counter-coup, or the so-called “July Rematch”, was the second of many military coups in Nigeria. It was masterminded by Lt. Colonel Murtala Muhammed and many northern military officers.
What was the first coup in Nigeria?
The 1966 Nigerian coup d’état began on 15 January 1966, when mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty.
When was the first coup in Africa?
The 1963 Togolese coup d’état was a military coup that occurred in the West African country of Togo on 13 January 1963.
|1963 Togolese coup d’état|
|Government||Army faction Supported by: France|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Sylvanus Olympio||Emmanuel Bodjollé Étienne Eyadéma Kléber Dadjo Nicolas Grunitzky|
|Casualties and losses|
Where was aguiyi killed?
, Lagelu, Нигерия
Who overthrew Babangida?
|General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR|
|Preceded by||Muhammadu Buhari as Military Head of State of Nigeria|
|Succeeded by||Ernest Shonekan as Interim President of Nigeria|
|Chief of Army Staff|
|In office January 1984 – August 1985|
How old is Obasanjo now?
84 years (March 5, 1937)
Who was the first military man in Nigeria?
Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi MVO, MBE (3 March 1924 – 29 July 1966) was the first Military Head of State of Nigeria.
|Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi MVO, MBE|
|Succeeded by||Yakubu Gowon|
|General Officer Commanding, Nigerian Army|
|In office 1965 – January 1966|
When did military rule start in Nigeria?
Nigeria’s first military junta began following the 1966 Nigerian coup d’état which overthrew the First Nigerian Republic.
When did Aguiyi Ironsi die?
July 29, 1966
Who is Major Kaduna Nzeogwu?
Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (born on 26 February 1937 – 29 July 1967) was a Nigerian military officer and revolutionary who played a leading role in the first military coup d’ètat of January 15 1966, which overthrew the First Nigerian Republic.
How many states was created by Gowon?
General Yakubu Gowon was head of state of Nigeria from August 1966 to July 1975. He reorganized the four regions into twelve states in May 1967.
What led to the first military coup in Nigeria?
It was masterminded by Lt. Colonel Murtala Muhammed and many northern military officers. The coup began as a mutiny at roughly midnight on July 28, 1966 and was a reaction to the killings of Northern politicians and Officers by some soldiers on January 15, 1966 (see 1966 Nigerian coup d’état).
Who is General Adekunle?
Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle (26 June 1936 – 13 September 2014) was a Nigerian Army leader. He served as general during many important Nigerian battles. Some of which, he is known for fighting at the Congo Crisis battles and fought during the Nigerian Civil War. He began his service years in 1958.
How Gideon Orkar was killed?
Death. Major Orkar and 41 other conspirators were convicted of treason and executed by firing squad on July 27, 1990 by the government of General Ibrahim Babangida.
What happened in Nigeria 27th August 1985?
The 1985 Nigerian coup d’état was a military coup which took place in Nigeria on 27 August 1985 when a faction of mid-level Armed Forces officers, led by the Chief of Army Staff General Ibrahim Babangida, overthrew the government of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (who himself took power in the 1983 coup d’état).
Who ruled Nigeria in 1992?
Living former heads of state
|Ibrahim Babangida||1985–1993||Military ruler|
|Ernest Shonekan||1993||Interim president|
|Abdulsalami Abubakar||1998–1999||Military ruler|
|Goodluck Jonathan||2010–2015||President of Nigeria|