1966: #Igbos coup

1966 : # the Igbos coup

“In 1966 a deadly coup which has been tagged #the Igbos coup took place in Nigeria with an attempt to hijack power for chief Awolowo to become the prime minister, but a new study revealed the people behind the coup and it seems the Igbos has been vindicated and exonerated.

Below are the People involved in that 1966 # Igbos coup:

  1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu                           (Midwest Region Igbo)
  2. Major Adewale Ademoyega                                        (Western Region – Yoruba), author of “Why we struck”
  3. Capt. G. Adeleke                                                          (Western Region – Yoruba).
  4. Maj. Ifeajuna                                                                 (Midwestern Region – Igbo).
  5. Lt. Fola Oyewole                                                          (Western Region – Yoruba), author of “The reluctant rebel”.
  6. *Lt. Robert (Bob) Egbiko*                                              (Midwestern Region – Ishan).
  7. Lt. Tijani Katsina                                                             (Northern Region – Hausa/Fulani).
  8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan                                                            (Western Region – Yoruba).
  9. Capt. Gibson Jalo                                                             (Northern Region – Bachama).
  10. Capt. Swanton                                                                  (Northern Region – Middle Belt).
  11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha                                                  (Midwest – Urhobo).
  12. Lt. Dag Warribor                                                               (Midwest – Ijaw)
  13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo                                                        (Northern Nigeria -Hausa)
  14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera                                                   (Northern Nigeria-Tiv).

The list above shows that   4- yoruba, 2- Igbo, 1 -Urhobo, 1- Bachama, 1- Ishan, 1 – Ijaw , 3- Hausa personnel’s and 1- tiv. All this was done for Awolowo to become the prime minister. With these facts, can one still call the excise an Igbo coup?



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