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See Some Events in Nigeria During the 1966 Coup

While Nigerians in Lagos, particular on a street known as Joseph Odunlami, went to church to pray, many others in Zaria and other small cities then took to streets and bush paths...lol...to protest.

On this day - July 29th - in 1966: Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi, Second Nigerian Head of State and Adekunle Fajuyi, First Military Governor of thenWestern Region, were assassinated by a group of mutinous Northern army soldiers who revolted against Aguiyi-Ironsi government. It is popularly known as the July Counter Coup.

Below are more pictures that bring back memories...




Nigerians on their way from church at Odunlami street, Lagos. 1966.

Nigerians in another part of Lagos living simple life back in the day.