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Who was General Murtala Mohammed?

Murtala Ramat Muhammed (8 November 1938 – 13 February 1976) was a Nigerian general who led the Northern counter-coup forces in overthrowing the Republic of Nigeria and featured prominently during the Nigerian Civil War and thereafter ruled over Nigeria from 30 July 1975 until his assassination on 13 February 1976.

Where is Murtala Mohammed from?

Kano, Nigeria
Murtala Muhammed/Place of birth

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).

How old is Murtala Muhammed?

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

Is Murtala Mohammed still alive?

Deceased (1938–1976)
Murtala Muhammed/Living or Deceased

Where was Murtala Mohammed killed?

Lagos, Nigeria
Murtala Muhammed/Place of death

How was Murtala Mohammed assassinated?

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

When did Gowon became head of state?

Yakubu Gowon

General Yakubu Gowon
Gowon in 2007
3rd Head of State of Nigeria
In office 1 August 1966 – 29 July 1975
Preceded by Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi

What was Obasanjo rank in the army?

Olusegun Obasanjo

His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR
Branch/service Nigerian Army
Years of service 1958–1979
Rank General
Battles/wars Congo Crisis Nigerian Civil War

What killed Murtala Muhammed?

How was Dimka killed?

Following a court martial, Lieutenant Colonel Dimka and another 38 military officers and civilians were executed by firing squad.