NZEOGWU’S JANUARY 1966 COUP: THE TRUE GENESIS

The name of Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu is squarely associated with the January 1966 coup although the mastermind was Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna, and he was brought in at a stage in the plot. This is because he was the most successful in his tasks during the coup and the one that held his ground… Read More NZEOGWU’S JANUARY 1966 COUP: THE TRUE GENESIS

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15 January 1966: NZEOGWU AND THE COUP

The first military coup happened in Nigeria on 15 January 1966, organized by some young officers of the Nigerian army led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. The story has ever since been that Nzeogwu led a condemnable military coup that truncated democracy and cost human lives. No story is being told on why they struck,… Read More 15 January 1966: NZEOGWU AND THE COUP