Friday, 13 February 2015

Failed Coup Attempt of 1976

On this day February 13, 1976 the Head of the Federal Military Government, Murtala Muhammed was killed, along with his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa, in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka, when his car was ambushed while en route to his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos. He was succeeded by the Chief of Staff, Supreme HQ Olusegun Obasanjo

This video is of the aftermath of the coup attempt

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