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Who is first millitery rule in nigeria?

Who is first millitery rule in nigeria?

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1 month ago

The first military government in Nigeria was installed in January 1966 after a partially successful coup on 15 January 1966. This coup was led by a group of middle-rank officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and effectively ended the ‘broad-based’ national government led by the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), which was installed after the controversial federal elections held from December 1964 to March 1965.4 The coup was most successful in the Northern Region where its leaders succeeded in taking temporary control of government. They also assassinated the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the regional premiers of the Northern and Western Regions, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and Chief S.L. Akintola, respectively, and some other leading politicians including the federal finance minister. In the three other regions – the Eastern, Mid-Western and Western Regions – the coup was only partially successful. The General Officer Commanding the Nigerian Army (GOC), Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi, who was to have been arrested by the coup leaders, managed to evade arrest and successfully mobilized loyal forces to resist the coup in other parts of the country.
1 month ago
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[2] including the Prime
Minister of Nigeria, many senior
politicians, many senior Army officers
(including their wives), and sentinels on
protective duty.[3][4] The coup plotters
attacked the cities of Kaduna, Ibadan, and
Lagos while also blockading the Niger and
Benue River within a two-day span of
time before the coup plotters were
subdued. The General Officer
Commanding, of the Nigerian Army,
Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi was compelled to
take control of the government of a
country in upheaval, inadvertently putting
Nigeria's nascent democracy on hold. His
ascendancy to power was deemed a
conspiracy by the coup plotters, who
were mainly Igbo officers, to pave the
way for General Aguiyi-Ironsi to be Head
of State of Nigeria. Consequently, the
retaliatory events by Northern members
of the Nigerian Army that led to deaths of
many innocent Igbo soldiers and civilians
caused the Nigerian Civil War.
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