It was said that five Majors plotted the first coup in Nigeria and they are Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (leader), Emmanuel Ifeajuna, Adewale Ademoyega, Chris Anuforo and Timothy Onwuatuegwu.. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was said to be the leader of the coup d'etat that overthrew a civilian government of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe on 15 January, 1966 Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Nzeogwu was a young military officer who took part in the first military coup in Nigeria on January 15, 1966. He led a group of soldiers who killed Nigeria's. Photo credited to Pinterest. Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was also among the coup plotters and leader of the coup. He was born on 26 February 1937 in Kaduna, the capital city of present Kaduna state. He hailed from Okpanam Town, in present Delta State Photo Of Kaduna Nzeogwu Who Led Nigeria's First Coup D'etat In 1966 - Politics (2) - Nairaland. nepotism, tribalism, godfatherism, indiscipline, etc. were all envisaged by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and he put him team together in a bid to put an end to all that ish. Sadly, he failed... and we are still suffering because of that to this day!. Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was the first Nigerian to become an officer in Military Intelligence. Born on February 26, 1937, Nzeogwu was only 20 when he joined the Nigerian Army in March 1957. From officer training in Teshie, Ghana, the young man was moved to the elite Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, the United Kingdom, where after.
And may the like of Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu who think they can resolve issues through the power of the gun, never walk our shores again! 7 Likes 1 Share Re: Photo Of Kaduna Nzeogwu Who Led Nigeria's First Coup D'etat In 1966 by BOJO123 ( m ): 7:33pm On Jan 15 , 201 Nzeogwu died in the final week of July 1967. While there is consensus that he died, exactly how he died and at the hands of whom has remained in dispute. In conspiracy rife Nigeria, all manner of rumours and apocryphal stories have alleged that Kaduna Nzeogwu was murdered in a Machiavellian plot engineered by Ojukwu to eliminate him or perhaps that he was killed while trying to defect to join.
The Nzeogwu I Knew. Historians have argued incessantly about the makeup of the January 15, 1966, coup and its meaning. It was led by the so-called five majors, a cadre of relatively junior offcers whose front man of sorts was Chukwuma Nzeogwu. Very few people outside military circles knew very much about him Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu hailed from the then Mid-western region town of Okpanam, near Asaba in the present day Anioma area of Delta state. He was born in 1937 in Kaduna, Kaduna state. He attended Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Kaduna for his elementary education and for his secondary education he attended the competitive. Idris, who was personal secretary to the late Ahmadu Bello, recalled how Kaduna Nzeogwu, a major at the time, killed the premier of the defunct northern region in the ill-fated January 15, 1966 coup Lieutenant-Colonel Ojukwu was in Kano, northern Nigeria, when Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu on 15 January 1966 executed and announced the bloody military coup in Kaduna, also in northern Nigeria. It is to Ojukwu's credit that the coup lost much steam in the north, where it had succeeded. Lt. Col
Before military coup however began, Nigeria had a government that was toppled in 1966 when all this happened. The first military coup in Nigeria was orchestrated by a young military officer named Lt Col Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, born on 26 February 1937, was a Nigerian military officer who played. 8. Pa Mark Idi Nzeogwu, 89, was the elder brother to the late Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, leader of the January 151966 first military coup in Nigeria.. At an encounter in Lagos, he stated that if. Today is January 15. On a day like this in 1966, Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu staged the first coup in Nigerian history. It took over thirty years before his best friend Obasanjo told the world. Immortalise Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Now. 922 likes · 3 talking about this. Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, (1937-1967) was a Nigerian military officer who played a leading role in the.. Nzeogwu had a lower schedule; he was a long distance away in Kaduna, far from the command centre of the most decisive operations, which were the operational imperatives in Lagos. Most of all, a coup that failed to capture the Federal capital would instantly lack credibility, as evidenced by the failure of the Army to rally to Nzeogwu's.
How Nzeogwu Killed Ahmadu Bello and His Wife, Hafusatu, During the 1966 Coup. By. djambalee. -. April 23, 2021. 79. 0. On the 15th of January, 1966, the first coup in Nigeria was staged by a group of Nigerian soldiers led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. The bloody coup which toppled the democratic government of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa led. 1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (Midwest Region Igbo) 2. Major Adewale Ademoyega (Western Region - Yoruba), author of Why we struck By: Odogwu U. S. 1966 Coup: THE IGBOS NOW VINDICATED AND EXONERATE Fajuyi as a bridge between Yoruba and Igbo By Reno Omokri In my column last week, I published a piece, titled 'Destroying Age Old Myths About The Yoruba', in which I described the heroic sacrifice made by Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi as apocryphal. Apocryphal simply means a historical event that cannot be proven. I was referring [ Chukwuma Nzeogwu added the name Kaduna when he wanted to join the military. He used to visit Sardauna even when he was a military officer. Alhaji Ali Kwarbai, Sarkin Motan Sardauna said he worked that day till late in the night after taking the late Premier of the Western Region, Chief Ladoke Akintola to the airport to return to Ibadan.After he.
How Nzeogwu shot mum Thirty-eight years after, the ghost of the January 15, 1966 coup of the 'five-majors is yet to be exorcised. The daughter of Brigadier-General Samuel Ademulegun, the then GOC Ist Division, Kaduna, has narrated how Nzeogwu made her and her siblings orphans during the ill-fated coup The story of the Nigerian civil war cannot be completely told without the mention of the name, Major General Kaduna Chukwuma Nzeogwu. Reasons being that he is said to be the leading brain behind the first military coup in January 1966 which was tagged an 'Igbo coup' leading to a counter-coup in June of the same year, the aftermath of which led to the secession of the Biafran territory and. Ojukwu became the first graduate to join the Nigerian Army. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1958, Captain 1960, Major 1962 and Lt Col in 1964. Ojukwu was commander of the 4th Battalion, Kano, when a coup led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was effected on the 15th of January 1966. Ojukwu's refusal to join Nzeogwu was one of the major. Interview with Major Nzeogwu. By Max Siollun on February 20, 2008. Another nugget from Nigerian history. This is the text of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu's famous interview with Dennis Ejindu in May 1967. This interview took place just before the start of the civil war Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was the very first Nigerian to become an officer in Military Intelligence. He was born in 1937 and was only 20 when he joined the Nigerian Army in March,1957. From officer training in Teshie, Ghana, the young man was moved to the prestigious Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom where after two.
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, on the Kaduna River. It is a trade centre and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas, with its rail and road junction. The population of Kaduna was at 760,084 as of the 2006 Nigerian census. Rapid urbanization since 2005 has created an increasingly. The innermost caucus of the January 15, 1966 coup consisted of Majors Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Emmanuel Ifeajuna and Adewale Ademoyega. The last of the trio, Ademoyega, passed on last February 21. In writing about the life and times of Ademoyega, Tunde Rahman recalls the 1966 first military coup in the country More details have been revealed 52 years after the death of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, one of the master planners of Nigeria's first military coup.There have been different versions of how the gallant soldier died in 1967, but his younger siste
Among those of us who were not happy was Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. He got that name Kaduna because, he was born in Kaduna. Nzeogwu took over from a British, who was in charge of the country's intelligence unit in Lagos, the then capital of Nigeria. Nzeogwu uncovered a number of things that were going wrong in Nigeria and, as a military. Enter the bloody coup of Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Nzeogwu, who was born in Kaduna by migrant Igbo parents in 1937, was a Nigerian military officer that led the first coup in the country. According to history, Major Nzeogwu was an infantry and intelligence officer of the Nigerian Army Thus Nzeogwu had to conscript young soldiers from the Nigerian Military Training College to carry out the coup in Kaduna. In the early hours of January15 1966 Nzeogwu decided to turn Exercise Damisa into a full blown military coup. Nzeogwu led a group of soldiers into a bush adjacent to the Premier's lodge A collection of perspectives from Ahmadu Bello. Ladoke Akintola. Odumegwu Ojukwu. 'OkoroMan of Voice of Biafra. Kaduna Nzeowgu and David Oyedepo Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu on Nigeria's.
Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and how we should learn valuable lessons about electing public servants and leaders from his gaffes. Expectedly, the tweet-storm was well received, but I guess due to the. Above: The house Chief Olusegun Obasanjo built for Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu's family. Below: Mrs Susan Uwechie, Nzeogwu's younger sister. Photo credit: The SunIn an interview published byThe Sun, Susan Uwechie, Nzeogwu's younger sister said his brother was not killed by the Nigerian forces as widely speculated by those who do not have an. Kaduna. It was a soundless morning, dark, pulsating, starless. The harmattan spiked the 2am air with prickly cold and fog. With his finger to the trigger, the 28-year-old Major Patrick Chukwuma Nzeogwu addressed the soldiers from Charlie Company of the 3rd Infantry Battalion and some Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) personnel
Popularly and erroneously described as Nzeogwu Coup, nay Igbo coup, many commentators have interpreted that putsch the way it suits them, their political allies and interest, 50 years down the road. The same scenario is playing out in the trial of the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, whose own case is being given. Kaduna Nzeogwu was born on the 26th day of February in 1937, in the capital of Kaduna to Igbo parents from the Region-Okpanam Town, near Asaba in the present-day Anioma Delta State. He did his Primary and Secondary school in Kaduna state. In March 1957, Major Kaduna Nzeogwu enlisted as an officer cadet in the Nigeria Regiment of the West.
Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the death of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Nzeogwu died in the final week of July 1967. While there is consensus that he died, exactly how he died and at the hands of whom has remained in dispute. In conspiracy rife Nigeria, all manner of rumours and apocryphal stories have alleged that Nzeogwu was. I'm presently doing something about this. Because that coup was led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, who was a major then. I was also a major then. So, I knew about it. I knew about that coup. I can say that now, but I couldn't say that then, because the mere knowledge was a big problem, then. Nzeogwu informed me about the coup Members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been told to stay off Okpanam in Delta State, the hometown of the late Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Nzeogwu was famed for the 1966 coup that ended the First Republic Anueyiagu, on page 51, listed 22 names of the Igbo coup perpetrators, out of which only two: Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna, were Igbo
I want to use this medium to inform all members of Neo Black movement world wide that Lord Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu ju name Lucky Aghaku has been De-axed from the Neo Black movement due to his unruly behavior which is contrary to the constitution of the great movement. Few years back when the lor Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, (1937-1967) was a Nigerian military officer who played a leading role in the January 15, 1966 military coup. Nzeogwu was born in the Northern Region's capital of Kaduna to Igbo parents from Okpanam Town, near Asaba in the present day Delta State Photos; Videos; Docs; Nzeogwu: An Intimate Portrait of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu Olusegun Obasanjo Snippet view - 1987. Nzeogwu: An Intimate Portrait of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu Olusegun Obasanjo Snippet view - 1987. Common terms and phrases Those were the words of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, after the country's first military coup in 1966. You may like Nzeogwu, or you may not, depending on how you view his actions and inactions. But you can hardly deny the veracity of what he said. And 51 years later, the words still ring true. The enemies of Buhari are the political profiteers
The Charismatic Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. . On July 29, 1967, was he was trapped in an ambush near Nsukka while conducting a night reconnaissance operation against federal troops of the 21st battalion under Captain Mohammed Inua Wushishi. He was killed in action and his corpse was subsequently identified . This and other factors effectively led to the fall of the Republican Government —Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, leader of Nigeria's first revolutionary coup. Human and Environmental Development Agenda, otherwise referred to as, HEDA Resource Centre is one of the foremost Nigerian Civil Society groups in the vanguard of anti-corruption in Nigeria. It is involved in research, investigation, advocacy, training of. Nigeria's first military coup, the January 15, 1966 coup, of which Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was the most visible and most dramatic figure, led to tumultuous changes in Nigeria, the reverberations of which were to shape the country till today
The 1966 Nigerian coup d'état began on 15 January 1966, when mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty Osuntokun who spoke on Monday in Lagos on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the end of the civil war, argued that it was wrong for anyone to have believed that the January 15, 1966 military coup led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, was an Igbo coup
Shodeinde's report claimed that Nzeogwu had been attempting to poison junior officers' minds against the Government (see Obasanjo: An intimate portrait of Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu). Nzeogwu was so disillusioned with the farcical vote rigging that he exclaimed, It is impossible to vote out a Nigerian minister The front man of the coup plotters was a Major named Kaduna Nzeogwu. I knew Nzeogwu as an army officer. To say the sort of man he was could be misleading, but I think that most of the time one must realize he was more of a Northerner than an Igbo man. His name was Kaduna; it wasn't a nickname. Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu Of the five Majors that formed the innermost circle of the plotters, four were Igbo - Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Emmanuel Arinze Ifeajuna, Donatus Okafor, and Chris Anuforo. But there was. The jubilation on 1 st of October, 1960 as Nigeria gained her independence, the harmony in which everyone thought they lived in until 36 years later when Major Kaduna Nzeogwu and others made the 15 th of January, 1996 a bloody day. Major Chukwuma General Kaduna Nzeogwu I was at Kaduna with Nzeogwu (Chukwuma Kaduna) and Onwuatuegwu and Udeh. It was all successful in Kaduna but it was not in Lagos because an Igbo man called Ironsi (Aguiyi) who was the garrison.
, younger sister reveals why he did it More details have been revealed 52 years after the death of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, one of the master planners of Nigeria's first military coup He got that name Kaduna because, he was born in Kaduna. Nzeogwu took over from a British, who was in charge of the country's intelligence unit in Lagos, the then capital of Nigeria The remote cause of the war was the first military coup in the country which occurred on January 15, 1966 spearheaded by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu of the famous Five Majors
But it was short lived. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu who murdered Sir Ahmadu Bello, Premier of the Northern Region and proceeded to abolish his government said he was acting on behalf of the Supreme Council of the Revolution of the Nigerian Armed Forces. But there was nothing revolutionary and or rational in their actions MAJOR CHUKWUMA KADUNA NZEOGWU. On this day in 1966, Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, along with other majors carried out Nigeria's first coup. Apart from a few mistakes which was to prove very costly in the short and long run, this was the only coup that was driven by patriotic fervour (it will also turn out to be the most misunderstood) 15 See: Immortalise Our Son, Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu's Kinsmen Plead. Nigerian Pilot. Retrieved from ht ; 11 The attempt at memorialising the role of Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, mainly credited for his revolutionary ambition in initiating the coup, was made in his home town through a statue located at the Okpanam roundabout in Delta State. This. Nnamdi Azikiwe is the first president of Nigeria. After his government fell due to the intervention of the military through the 1966 coup d'etat, championed by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna, the Nigerian military seized power and ruled Nigeria for much of its political history post-independence
Some say that though Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu's coup failed, but because he was released he deserves to be immortalised if not nationally, then at least by the local government. Nzeogwu was arrested in Lagos on January 18, 1966 in the company of Lt. Col. Conrad Nwawo and initially detained at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison in Lagos. Those words, uttered by Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, in a broadcast in the afternoon of January 15 1966, violently violated Nigeria's political virginity. On Saturday 15 January 1966 a group of majors and captains carried out a bloody coup against the then civilian government. A number of senior civilia Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, (1937-1967) was born in the Northern Region's capital of Kaduna to Igbo immigrant parents from the Mid-Western Region-Okpanam Town, near Asaba in the present day Delta State. 1 Background 2 1966 Coup 3 Nigerian Civil war and death 4 See also Major Nzeogwu was an infantry and intelligence officer of the Nigerian Army. Such was his family's affinity to the. Photos. See All. Posts. Movement For The Oduduwa Republic Independent- Moftori. who was the best friend of Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, and who stood by his friend, in life and death. After Nzeogwu's death (the circumstances of his death are still hazy and shrouded in controversy) at the age of 30 on July 29, 1967, his friend, Olusegun.
As a military health officer, she was in the thick of things, caring for injured officers including Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu before and during the ensuing 30-month civil war. In this interview with PAUL OSUYI, the octogenarian shared her experiences and contacts with Biafra warlord, Lt Col Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Gen. Yabuku Gowon, Gen. Olusegun. Ruins of the home of Sir Ahmadu Bello, onetime leader of Northern People's Congress Party (NPC), in Kaduna, Nigeria, where he and his wife were murdered by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu during the Jan. 15, 1966, coup attempt. Photo taken on Jan, 19, 1966. Source: Historic Images Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for NZEOGWU: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF MAJOR CHUKWUMA KADUNA By Olusegun Obasanjo *VG* at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products Immortalise Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Now. 6 October 2014 · Revisiting The 1967 Asaba Massacre. 05 Oct 2014. Views: 1,578. Font Size: a / A. S. Elizabeth Bird and Fraser M. Ottanelli Ilooked around and I saw machine guns all around us. Some of them were also carrying automatic rifles. One of them shouted an order, and they started. Achuzie action African Akagha Akintola ambushed arrested ASSASSIN Balewa became believe Benin Biafran Army Biafran troops Brigadier building carry Chapter Chief Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu civil claimed commander Congo coup d'etat DAMISSA death died East East German elections Emmanuel Ifeajuna fact failed fate Federal troops fight finally fire.
From time immemorial, the people that are called Igbanke today were known and called Igbo-Akiri. It was in 1967 when Ogbemudia became the military governor of the Midwest State that he changed the name of the town from Igbo-Akiri to IgbankeIt would have been unthinkable at that time to reveal that an Ibo man or an Ibo town produced the military governor of the Midwest State Nzeogwu, the biography of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, written by his best-known friend, General Olusegun Obasanjo, makes an interesting reading in this respect. There could be dozens of hypotheses on January 15, 1966 coup
The last Interview Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu gave in April 1967. Ejindu: I am glad to meet you, Sir. How would you feel if you knew that you are being regarded as a hero? Nzeogwu: Very pleased naturally. But the truth is that I am not a hero. If there was any famous Major Nzeogwu, I have never heard of hi The government may thump its chest for temporary gains. But, does this solve the problem? see this as merely pursuing butterflies while the house is on fire. Recall history: Major Kaduna Nzeogwu Chukwuma. Isaac Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa. The Ogoni 5. Are we out of the woods? I do not think so. Or, do you Photo Credit - ABDUL-RAZAQ MUSTAPHA LAWAL. Major Kaduna Nzeogwu was a young military officer who championed the infamous coup that led to the killing of the Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Western Premier, the Prime Minister, a minister in 1966. An ibo by tribe, Nzeogwu got his name Kaduna from his northern collogues Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that the federal government is chasing after shadows. Human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome has lambasted the federal government over the arrest of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho. He said FG is chasing shadows. Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria asked the government to pursue substance instead of
What was to become the first coup in Nigeria was led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Even though, the military intervention by the young officers failed, it succeeded in eliminating prominent political actors, particularly from the northern part of the country, including Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello and several other political and military. In the early hours of Jan 15, 1966, 51 years ago today, the man in this picture, Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, led a coup of junior army officers of mainly of Igbo extraction. Many were killed that night. The coup failed but the issues he, and later in 1991 Major Gideon Orkar raised in his own coup, are still pertinent . Also whilst an attempted punishment was been carried out by the Zonal Butcher he gave the butcher (lord kinta kunte) a head butt in the eye that caused him. White people initiated my father into Devil worship, says Onyeama. By Anthony Nze-Adibe on 03/08/2020. Share on Tweet. Views: 7,021 Dillibe Onyeama. It probably would shock the hundreds and perhaps thousands of people, including the convicts, and the acquitted, who had listened to the eminent Justice Charles Dadi Onyeama in the various courts, including the International Court of Justice in.
Major Kaduna Nzeogwu Chukwuma. Major Patrick Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. Photo Credit - ABDUL-RAZAQ MUSTAPHA LAWAL: Major Kaduna Nzeogwu was a young military officer who championed the infamous coup that led to the killing of the Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Western Premier, the Prime Minister, a minister in 1966. An ibo by tribe, Nzeogwu got his name. Gripping details of how Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the Northern region was killed by mutinous soldiers led by the late Major Kaduna Chukwuma Nzeogwu on January 15, 1966 have been revealed in a series of dispatches by British diplomats and intelligence officers during the period In a matter of weeks, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi would turn 82. He participated in the January 15, 1966 coup, which was the first of its kind in Nigeria. He led soldiers to fight in different. Not much is usually heard of Biafra's finest soldiers such as Colonel Timothy Onwuatuegwu, General Alex Madiebo, Colonel Chude Sokei, Major Mathias Nwadiegwu, Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Major Archibong, Major Okoi, Major Atumaka, Captain Dokubo and others.The Nigerian government has been doing everything possible to write them out of history and rather prefer to highlight the war time. Timothy Onwuatuegwu (died January 9, 1970) was a major in the Biafran Army and once a colonel in the Nigerian Army. Timothy Onwuatuegwu took part in the 1966 military coup which overthrew Nigerian Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa while also killing many other Northern generals. Onwuatuegwu was put in control of a small band of Igbo soldiers who's main job was to assassinate any Nigerian.