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Names Of Nigerian Soldiers That Were Executed For Plotting Coup (1976-1995)

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Coup is a quick , brilliant , and highly successful act or a take over of one position from another .

Nigerian Soldiers That Were Executed For Coup Attack

Introduction

In 19 century, one of the bloodiest war in Africa was fought in Nigeria after Nigeria got her independence on october 1, 1960 from the United Kingdom .
As was the habit of colonialists during that era , no attention was paid to the fact that the ” protectorates ” suddenly and quite chaotically merged together hundreds of distinct and autonomous ethnicities , or to the fact that some communities were ripped apart by the sudden construction of boundaries that never existed before .
There was never a truly developed sense of singular Nigerian identity .

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In part, it was this disequilibrium which set the stage in 1966 to several successive military coups .
The Northern coup , which was mostly motivated by ethnic and religious reasons , was a bloodbath of both military officers and civilians , especially those of Igbo extraction .
The violence against the Igbo increased their desire for autonomy and protection from the military’s wrath .
By May 1967 , the Eastern Region had declared itself an independent state called the Republic of Biafra and the 30 month Nigerian Civil War began .

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More than one million people died , many of them starving to death .
During the oil boom of the 1970s , Nigeria joined OPEC and billions of dollars generated by production in the oil-rich Niger Delta flowed into the coffers of the Nigerian state .
However , increasing corruption and graft at all levels of government squandered most of these earnings .
Nigeria re-achieved democracy in 1999 and although the elections which brought Obasanjo to power in 1999 and again in 2003 were condemned as unfree and unfair , Nigeria has shown marked improvements in attempts to tackle government corruption and to hasten development .
Ethnic violence over the oil producing Niger Delta region and inadequate infrastructures are some of the current issues in th country .

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Soldiers That Were Killed By Gun Fire At Firing Squad On 11, March, 1976

Below are the names of Nigerian soldiers that were sentenced to death by Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo for ambushing Head Of State Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammad .

  • Major General I D Bisalla
  • Colonel A D S Way
  • Lieutenant Colonel A R Aliyu
  • Lieutenant Colonel AyubaTense
  • Lieutenant Colonel T K Adamui
  • Lieutenant Colonel A B Umaru
  • Major K K Gagra
  • Major M M Mshelia
  • Major J W Kasai
  • Major I B Ribo
  • Major Ola Ogunmekan
  • Captain A A Aliyu
  • Captain Augustine Dawurang
  • Captain M Parvwong
  • Captain J F Idi
  • Captain S Wakins
  • Captain M R Gelip
  • Lieutenant Mohammed
  • Lieutenant E L K Shelleng
  • Lieutenant William Seri
  • Lieutenant O Zagmi
  • Lieutenant S Wayah
  • Lieutenant Peter Ggani
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) Monday Monchon
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) Sambo Dankshin
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) Emmanuel Dakup Seri
  • Staff Sergeant Richard Dungdang
  • Sergeant Ahmadu Rege
  • Sergeant Bala Javan
  • Sergeant Sale Pankshi
  • Mr. Abdulkarim Zakari

Soldiers That Were Killed By Gun Fire At Firing Squad On 17, March, 1976

  • Major J K Afolabi Colonel I Buka
  • Lieutenant Colonel Buka Suka Dimka
  • Lieutenant S Kwale
  • Warrant Officer (WO) H E Bawa
  • Joseph D Gomwalk
  • H Shaiyen

Soldiers That Were Killed By Hanging To Dead 1976

  • Major A K Abang
  • Captain C Wuyep
  • Captain A A Maidobo
  • Captain Peter Tembong
  • Second Lieutenant A Walbe
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) E Izah
  • Sergeant I Bupwada
  • S K Dimka
  • D Contulla
  • Gyang Pam
  • S Anyadofu
  • Helen Gomwalk

Other Punishments By Law (Sentenced To Prison) 1976

  • Captain I Gowon – sentenced to 15 years in prison .
  • Lieutenant Colonel J S Madugu – sentenced to two years in prison .
  • J Tuwe – sentenced to 10 years in prison .


In 1986, the Head Of State General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida suspect some soldiers for planning coup attack against him and they were executed .

Soldiers That Were Killed By Gun Fire At Firing Squad On January, 1986

Nigerian Soldiers That Were Sentenced To Death For Overtgrown Head Of State

  • Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa
  • Lieutenant Colonel Musa Bitiyong
  • Lieutenant Colonel Chris Oche
  • Major Daniel Bamidele
  • Lieutenant Mike Fyorshe
  • Wing Commander Ben Ekele
  • Wing Commander Adamu C Sakaba
  • Squadron Leader Martin Luther
  • Squadron Leader A Ahira
  • Commander A Ogwuyi

Soldiers That Were Killed By Hanging To Dead 1986

  • Lieutenant Colonel M Effiong
  • Major D E West
  • I B Akwashiki


In 1990, the Head Of State General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida caught some soldiers for planning coup attack against him and all were executed .

Soldiers That Were Killed By Gun Fire At Firing Squad In 1990

  • Major Gideon Orkar
  • Captain Nimibibowei Harley Empere
  • Captain Perebo Aboela Dakolo
  • Lieutenant Awokoya E Akogun
  • Lieutenant Cyril Okuser Ozoalor
  • Lieutenant Nicholas Odey
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Bandenyintite Umukoro
  • Second Lieutenant F J Esuku
  • Second Lieutenant Emmanuel O Alade
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) Monday Bayefa
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) Afolabi Moses
  • Warrant Officer (WO2) Jonathan Ekimi
  • Staff Sergeant Julius Itua
  • Staff Sergeant Solomon Okunbawa
  • Staff Sergeant Barnabas Jarikpe
  • Ex-Staff Sergeant Sampson Idejere
  • Sergeant Stephen Iyeke
  • Sergeant Martins Ademokhai
  • Sergeant Pius Ilegar
  • Sergeant Jolly Agbodowei
  • Sergeant Etim Umoh
  • Corporal Sunday Effiong
  • Corporal Joseph Efe
  • Ex-Corporal Wasiu Lawal
  • Lance Corporal Francis Ogo
  • Lance Corporal Jephthan Inesai
  • Lance Corporal Samuel Mbasue
  • Lance Corporal Albert Ojerongbe
  • Lance Corporal Geofrey Deesiiyira
  • Lance Corporal EmmanuelnAiyemola
  • Lance Corporal Idowu Azeez
  • Lance Corporal Vitalis Udzer
  • Lance Corporal Adegamen Friday
  • Lance Corporal Samuel Obasayi
  • Lance Corporal Goodluck Ofojarere
  • Ex- Lance Corporal Ekominar Makililo
  • Ex- Lance Corporal Peter Umuyoma
  • Private Richard Isaghohi
  • Private Egwola Makpamenkun
  • Private Osazuwa Osifo
  • Private Monday Esebawen
  • Private Nnadi Mogaha
  • Ex Sigralman Goodluck Emefe

Other Punishments By Law (Sentenced To Prison) 1990

Nigerian Soldiers That Were Sentenced To Death

  • Captain A Monju – sentenced to one year in prison.
  • Sergeant Andoricheladonye – sentenced to two years in prison.
  • Sergeant John Alido – sentenced to seven years in prison.
  • Lance Corporal David Amoomo – sentenced to two years in prison.
  • Private Ibrahim Egwa Turner Ochuko Ogboru – sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Patrick Etadafema – sentenced to seven years in prison.
  • S A Francis Agaro – sentenced to seven years in prison.
  • Cpl. Ezekiel Akuodu – sentenced to seven years in prison.


Again in 1995, the Head Of State General Sani Abacha caught some group of soldiers planning coup attack against him and they were executed while some of them are sentenced to prison .

Soldiers That Were Killed By Hanging To Dead In 1995

  • Colonel Lawan Gwadabe
  • Colonel O Oloruntoba
  • Colonel R S B Fadile
  • Ex-Major Akinloye Akinyemi

Other Punishments By Law (Sentenced To Jail) In 1995

  • Major E O Obalisa – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’adua – sentenced to 25 years in jail, but died in prison.
    His younger brother, Umaru, has later become the president of Nigeria in 2007.
  • General Olusegun Obasanjo – sentenced to 15 years in jail, Later freed and became the president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 before handing over to Umaru Yar’adua .
  • Colonel Ndubueze – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Colonel C A Ajayi – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Colonel R N Emokpae – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Air Commodore Limu Fabiyi – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Lieutenant Colonel E H Bulus – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Lieutenant Colonel S E Oyewole – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Lieutenant Colonel M A Igwe – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Lieutenant Colonel R D Obiki – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Lieutenant Colonel M A Ajayi (rtd) – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Captain M A Ibrahim – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Lieutenant A Olowokere – sentenced to 25 years in jail.
  • Second Lieutenant R Emouvhe – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Staff Sergeant Patrick Usikpo – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Ben Charles Obi – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Shehu Sani – sentenced to 15 years in jail, Now a senator representing Kaduna State at the National Assembly .
  • Sanusi Mato – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Julius Badejo – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Matthew Popoola – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Chris Anyanwu – sentenced to 15 years in jail, A journalist, she later became a senator of the federal republic representing Imo State.
  • George Mba – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Kunle Ajibade – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Moses Ayegba – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Rebecca Onyebi Ikpe – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Beko Ransome Kuti – sentenced to 15 years in jail.
  • Felix Ndamagidon – sentenced to 15 years in jail

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