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How Ibrahim Babangida Murdered Mamman Vatsa Who Happened To Be His Best Friend

In Nigeria, beginning in the wee hours of December 17th, 1985 and extending for the next two weeks, over one hundred airforce, army and naval officers were arrested enmasse for allegedly plotting to overthrow the 4 month old government of Major General Ibrahim Babangida who had himself come to power on August 27, 1985 in a palace coup against Major General Buhari.  After a Preliminary Special Investigation Panel chaired by Brigadier Sani Sami, selected cases were forwarded for court martial. Beginning on Monday

  2 years ago ago
How Ibrahim Babangida Murdered Mamman Vatsa Who Happened To Be His Best Friend

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IBB At 78: The Inside Story Of How Ibrahim Babangida Killed His Best-friend, Mamman Vatsa

On Saturday, 17 August, friends and well wishers will be sending goodwill messages to greet former Nigerian military president (from 27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993), Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 78th birthday. In other words, he will be two years shy of 80! He was born on 17 August 1941. There is no way his history will be written without the coup he carried out, the ones he survived, those he concocted and others. Below is a story of how he killed his best friend, General Maman Vatsa for alleged cou

  2 years ago ago
IBB At 78: The Inside Story Of How Ibrahim Babangida Killed His Best-friend, Mamman Vatsa

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Tragedy: Years After General Mammam Vatsa was Executed, Checkout What Happened to his Two Sons

General Mammam Vatsa was a Nigerian General serving as Minister of the Federal Capital territory Abuja under the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida before his death. He was a very good friend and colleague of General Ibrahim Babangida. General Vatsa was the only military officer other than the Commander in Chief to be member of all three ruling bodies. He was arrested and executed on March 5, 1986 after a Military Tribunal convicted him for Treason associated with an abortive coup. Wife of Mammam Vatsa Tragedy

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Tragedy: Years After General Mammam Vatsa was Executed, Checkout What Happened to his Two Sons

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How Buhari killed his best friend, Vatsa in alleged coup plot

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB as he was fondly called, survived one major attempt to overthrow his government, when his Defence Minister, Sani Abacha helped quell the already successful coup led by Major Gideon Orkar. Orkar and his co-conspirators were eventually caught, and were executed after facing a special military tribunal which found them guilty. Before the Orkar coup, there was the alleged coup led by then Major Gen. Mamman Vatsa, December 1985, just four months after Babangida took over power

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How Buhari killed his best friend, Vatsa in alleged coup plot

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Today In History: Muhammadu Buhari Was Removed As Head Of State By General Ibrahim Babangida

It is exactly 35 years now that General Ibrahim Babangida Overthrew General Mohammadu Buhari in a palace coup.  Babangida started scheming the coup with some generals in the military when Mohammadu Buhari came into power. He worked with Army Generals like Sanni Abacha,Aliyu Gusau,Halilu Akilu,Mamman Vatsa and Gado Nasko the coup was later perfected on the 27th of August, 1985. In a speech,urshering him into the top seat, General Babangida justified the coup describing General Muhammadu Buhari's military regime

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Today In History: Muhammadu Buhari Was Removed As Head Of State By General Ibrahim Babangida

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Years After Mammam Vatsa's Death, Checkout the Tragedy that Befell His Family

LT General Mamman Vatsa was the minister for federal capital territory under the government of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. Apart from the commander in chief, he was the only person who was a member of the three governing bodies under the government of General Ibrahim Babangida. He was a longtime friend to Ibrahim Babangida. A poet and a partaker in the 1966 counter coup that ousted Major General Aguiyi Ironsi. Unfortunately, he was accused of plotting an abortive coup against his friend and military

  2 years ago ago
Years After Mammam Vatsa's Death, Checkout the Tragedy that Befell His Family

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Remembering General Mamman Vatsa that was Killed as a result of Alleged Coup Attempt

In the year 1985, the federal military government alleged that the minister for capital territory, a very good friend of the head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida was involved in a conspiracy to commit treason. Though it was also reported that the accused being Mammam Vatsa denied the allegation. But a secret military tribunal set up to try him implicated him of the charges laid against him though the minister denied the allegation, but as it was customary to the military law, his judgement was conducted

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Remembering General Mamman Vatsa that was Killed as a result of Alleged Coup Attempt

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How General Ibrahim Babangida Murdered His Best Friend Mamman Vatsa

Credit----Sahara Reporters Sava Farm, a nondescript piece of property situated at Malali area of Kaduna city, does not reveal the importance of its occupant. It is owned by Hajia Sufiya, widow of General Mamman Vatsa, executed over a controversial coup by the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida in 1986. With its brown gate, half brick, half metal perimeter fence that looks as if it would collapse any time with the heavy rains, and the rusty signboard defaced by four posters of Isiah Balat who is campaigning

  2 years ago ago
How General Ibrahim Babangida Murdered His Best Friend Mamman Vatsa

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Throwback photo of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka going to beg Babangida to spare Vatsa

This is a throwback photo of three prolific Nigerians back in the back in 1986 during the military administration of Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Present in the photo is award winning prolific writer Chinua Achebe,Nobel Laurette Wole Soyinka and J.P. Clark all walking on foot to visit the then Military Head of State Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida with the aim of convincing him to spare Mamman Vatsa who was about to be executed for allegedly staging a coup against the Babangida led military government. Mamman

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Throwback photo of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka going to beg Babangida to spare Vatsa

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19 Years After IBB and Vatsa Took Part in Overthrow of Aguiyi Ironsi, Look at What Happened between them

In life, there are no permanent friends that is why a wise man should be careful about the information he discloses to his friends. A good friend today can become the worst of enemies tommorow. The history books has it that Ibrahim Babangida and Mamman Vatsa were very good friends. Both of them are from Minna state, they attended the same secondary school, they were enrolled in the army the same day and commissioned the same day in 1962, that is to say they were childhood friends. Both of them took part in the

  2 years ago ago
19 Years After IBB and Vatsa Took Part in Overthrow of Aguiyi Ironsi, Look at What Happened between them

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How Ibrahim Babangida Murdered Mamman Vatsa Who Happened To Be His Best Friend

In Nigeria, beginning in the wee hours of December 17th, 1985 and extending for the next two weeks, over one hundred airforce, army and naval officers were arrested enmasse for allegedly plotting to overthrow the 4 month old government of Major General Ibrahim Babangida who had himself come to power on August 27, 1985 in a palace coup against Major General Buhari.  After a Preliminary Special Investigation Panel chaired by Brigadier Sani Sami, selected cases were forwarded for court martial. Beginning on

  2 years ago ago
How Ibrahim Babangida Murdered Mamman Vatsa Who Happened To Be His Best Friend

POLITICS

Throwback photo of Babangida and Vatsa during the War

Welcome to my page everyone, please before the article starts please take a second and follow my account for more interesting throwback photos. For today's throwback photo I will be talking to you about a throwback photo features a younger version of former Nigerian military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and his boyhood friend Mamman Vatsa during the Nigerian civil War of 1967-1970. The photo was taken in 1969 at Okigwe in present day Imo state. The interesting thing about this photo is that it serves

  2 years ago ago
Throwback photo of Babangida and Vatsa during the War

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Remembering Mamman Vatsa, A Childhood Friend Of Babangida, Who Was Executed

Babangida was his best man in his wedding, yet he was executed under his government. Indeed, our history lies in the years of our military. Many youths of nowadays do not know the people who have warmed this land with their blood, either by will or error. Major General Mamman Vatsa was a soldier and poet who was born in 1940 and died or was killed or let me put it rightly, executed in 1986 on account of treason associated with an abortive coup by the Babangida government. He was an accomplished writer and h

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Remembering Mamman Vatsa, A Childhood Friend Of Babangida, Who Was Executed

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Nigeria History/Facts: Malcom X visit, Babaginda and Mamman Vatsa, Herbert Macaulay and many more.

Some Nigerians have little knowledge about the history of Nigeria, It’s amazing that this article comes with a lot of amazing facts about Nigeria you may have not heard or seen before. Below is a well compiled and well sourced History/Facts in Nigeria History: 1). Malcolm X visit to Lagos, Nigeria in 1964.  2). A photograph of the Pioneer pupils of the University of Lagos Staff School taken in 1966. 3). On the left is the Governor-General of Nigeria, Sir Bernard Bourdillon pictured with the Oba Akenzua II

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Nigeria History/Facts: Malcom X visit, Babaginda and Mamman Vatsa, Herbert Macaulay and many more.

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How Ibrahim Babangida Murdered Mamman Vatsa Who Happened To Be His Best Friend

In Nigeria, beginning in the wee hours of December 17th, 1985 and extending for the next two weeks, over one hundred airforce, army and naval officers were arrested enmasse for allegedly plotting to overthrow the 4 month old government of Major General Ibrahim Babangida who had himself come to power on August 27, 1985 in a palace coup against Major General Buhari.  After a Preliminary Special Investigation Panel chaired by Brigadier Sani Sami, selected cases were forwarded for court martial. Beginning on

  2 years ago ago
How Ibrahim Babangida Murdered Mamman Vatsa Who Happened To Be His Best Friend

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History Of Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1940-1986)

Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa was a senior Nigerian Army officer who served and died in the service of his father land. The late Army General was born and brought up in Bida, although from Vatsa, a rural settlement in present day Lapai local government in Niger state. A committed individual of exceptional talent. He attended the famous Government College Bida alongside his longtime friend and ally, former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida from 1957 to 1962. General Mamman Vatsa joined the Nigerian

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History Of Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1940-1986)

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See Photos Of The Man That Wanted To Overthrow IBB In 1986

General Mamman Vatsa was born in December,1940. He was a Nigerian soldier and also a poet who later served as a Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He was a childhood friend to Ibrahim Babangida and both men attended the same school. Vatsa attended the Government College Bida, Niger State. In December, 1962, he enrolled in Nigerian Military Training College. Vatsa and other cadets of Nigerian Military Training College who have completed their preparatory cadet training were sent to foreign countries

  2 years ago ago
See Photos Of The Man That Wanted To Overthrow IBB In 1986

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Opinion: Babangida at 79: Mirror on His Life as Head of State and Role in the Annulment of June 12 Elections

A life full of glamour, experiences, and impact is one that needs to be celebrated. Indeed, no one walks through life with imperfections, Ibrahim Babangida isn't an exception. The four star general is one of the few Nigeria's military head of state still living till date. He served as Nigeria's military head of state between 1985 and 1993 before he was forced to resign after the June 12, 1993 events. The event that will lead to the incarceration if M.K.O Abiola and give birth to the Sani Abacha regime. Babangida

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Opinion: Babangida at 79: Mirror on His Life as Head of State and Role in the Annulment of June 12 Elections

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Meet Mamman Vatsa, Babangida's Childhood Friend Who Was Executed by Babangida

The picture below is a throwback picture of Babangida and Mamman Vatsa, the picture was taken on the 21st of March, 1969 at Okigwe in the present day Imo State. They were both childhood friends and they both attended the same educational institutions. Mamman Vatsa, a senior Nigerian Army officer and writer, was executed by Major General Ibrahim Babangida on the 5th of March, 1986 following a military tribunal death sentence for treason associated with an abortive coup. Vatsa was an accomplished poet and wri

  2 years ago ago
Meet Mamman Vatsa, Babangida's Childhood Friend Who Was Executed by Babangida