Murtala Mohammed

Murtala Mohammed

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. General Murtala Ramat Mohammed born was a military ruler of Nigeria from 1975 until his assassination in 1976. Mohammed opposed the regime of Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi which took power after a coup d'etat on January 15, 1966 carried out mainly by Christian Igbo from the south, in which several northern Nigerian leaders had been killed under gruesome circumstances. Aguiyi-Ironsi, as GOC of the Nigerian Army, brought normality back to the nation by imprisoning the coup makers and intimidating the federal cabinet into handing over the helms of government to him. However, Many northerners saw the reluctance of Ironsi to prosecute the coupist and the fact that the army was giving exceptional privileges to the coupist as an indication of Ironsi's support for the killings. Consequently northern politicians and civil servants mounted pressure upon northern officers such as Mohammed to avenge the coupshow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135774271
  • 9786135774276