Who assassinated Murtala Mohammed?

Who assassinated Murtala Mohammed?

The car was ambushed en route to his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos. The only visible sign of protection was a pistol carried by his orderly, making his assassination an easy task. The assassination was part of an attempted coup led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka.

Where did Murtala Mohammed come from?

Kano, Nigeria
Murtala Muhammed/Place of birth

How old is Murtala Muhammed?

37 years (1938–1976)
Murtala Muhammed/Age at death

When did Murtala Muhammed became head of state?

General Murtala Muhammed became head of state in Nigeria on 29 July 1975, when he assumed power after a coup that deposed General Yakubu Gowon. On assuming office, he replaced the military governors of the twelve states that had been appointed by his predecessor.

How was Murtala killed?

February 13, 1976, Lagos, Nigeria
Murtala Muhammed/Assassinated

How was Dimka killed?

Participation in the 13 February 1976 Coup He was eventually arrested in the company of a prostitute in Eastern Nigeria. Following a court martial, Lieutenant Colonel Dimka and another 38 military officers and civilians were executed by firing squad.

What happened on 13th of February 1976 in Nigeria?

The 1976 Nigerian coup d’état attempt was a military coup attempt which took place in Nigeria on 13 February 1976 when a faction of Armed Forces officers, led by Lieutenant Colonel Buka Suka Dimka, attempted to overthrow the government of General Murtala Mohammed (who himself took power in the 1975 coup d’état).

Is Yakubu Gowon a Fulani?

Up until then, Gowon remained strictly a career soldier with no involvement whatsoever in politics, until the tumultuous events of the year suddenly thrust him into a leadership role, when his unusual background as a Northerner who was neither of Hausa nor Fulani ancestry nor of the Islamic faith made him a …

Is Abacha a Fulani man?

Early life. A Kanuri from Borno, Abacha was born and brought up in Kano. He attended the Nigerian Military Training College in Kaduna, and was commissioned in 1963 after he had attended the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England.

Who is the father of Yakubu Gowon?

Nde Yohanna
Yakubu Gowon/Fathers

Where Murtala was killed?