July 29, 2016

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.

11 comments:

samaila sulaiman said...

Back in the days

Anonymous said...

That was the day Nigeria was cursed. Aguiyi-Ironsi and Adekunle were true patriots who died to keep Nigeria as one. Buhari, Babangida and co, will never know peace for what they did.

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Chai life was much easier than..... Memories

Hassan Aderemi said...

Event is the father of history, without event there cannot be history.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Seriously, Nigeria suppose to have storage archive for past history like this.

Anonymous said...

How i wish i can develop the time machine to roll back this memories and make it real for me. I'm getting older day by day. Lasgidi Lastborn

maryam sadisu said...

When life was much easier.

inumidun said...

Lotta notable events in time past..

SPACO said...

Such history can cause revolt to some part of the country, Coup in Nigerian started from the North too bad.

olutoscene1 said...

hmmmm. dos days...

#Olu, can you see?

olutoscene1 said...

Really, Gone are those days.

#Olu, can you see?

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