Welcome back esteem readers. Today,i will be taking you back to memory lane to one of a sad event that took place on February 13, 1976. When the then Military ruler of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Murtala Mohammed was assassinated with his aids.
Late General Murtala Mohammed was born on 8th November 1938 and died on 13th February 1976. He was a Nigerian Army General and the 4th Head Of State of Nigeria from 1975,until February 13,1976 when he was gruesomely assassinated by an ambush attack by Lieutenant Colonial Buka Dimka.
General Murtala Mohammed was assassinated alongside his Aide-De-Camp Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa when his Mercedes Benz was ambushed by a group of assassins consisting of Lieutenant colonel Buka Dimka and others in his way to his office at Dodan Barrack, Ikoyi, Lagos state.
Murtala Mohammed was a leader that Nigerians at that hope on to bring them hope and to unite the nation. For development,peace and unity. But,his oppositions, leaded by Lieutenant Buka Dimka run a coup and take his life but the coup was aborted as it fails.
Dimka and other perpetrators of the act was arrested and killed by firing squad.
Lieutenant Buka Dimka was publicly executed on 15 May,1976 at Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison In Lagos, by firing squad.
Today,Murtala Mohammed's portraits adorns the country's 20 Naira note and the Murtala Mohammed international Airport,Lagos was named in his honor.
The Mercedes Benz 230.6,which he was riding before he was killed is one of the artefacts at the National Museum, Lagos.
Below are the photos of the Mercedes Benz;
Below are the photos of Late General Murtala Mohammed;
Below are the photos of the Lieutenant Colonel Buka Dimka, the leader of the assassins that murdered General Murtala Mohammed.
Content created and supplied by: Okoroto (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More