Military coups in Nigeria since 1960 – Pulse Nigeria

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A list of the military coups that have taken place in Nigeria since its independence in 1960.
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu – 1966 – Successful
Lt. Col. Murtala Muhammed – 1966 – Successful
Gen. Murtala Muhammed – 1975 – Successful
Lt-Colonel Bukur Suka Dimka – 1976 – Unsuccessful
General Buhari Muhammadu – 1983 – Successful
Ibrahim Babangida – 1985 – Successful
Major-General Mamman Vatsa – 1986 – Unsuccessful
Gideon Orka – 1990 – Unsuccessful
General Sani Abacha – 1985 – Successful
General Olusegun Obasanjo – 1986 – Alledged
Lt-General Oladipo Diya – 1990 – Alledged
“The 1966 Nigerian coup d’etat on January 15, 1966, was the first military coup that was carried out in Nigeria by junior officers. The coup d’etat toppled the government of President and Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa thereby rewriting the political, social and military history of the country.”
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