See List Of Coup Plotters In Nigeria & What Happened To Them Eventually (Photos)

I was thinking of the bloodless and very peaceful military intervention in Zimbabwe. What if it had gone awry? The collective weariness of the good people of Zimbabwe of Mugabe's Methuselah-esque misrule worked in their favour, but it could have easily gone south, like it did for our Nigerian brethren during the era of military intervention.

All photos and list sourced from Abiyamo

Coups are an integral part of Nigerian history and the following is a list of those who were accused by the government of plotting one coup or the other and what happened to them.

EXECUTED ON THE 11TH OF MARCH 1976

The following were charged by the Olusegun Obasanjo-led military government with orchestrating the bloody toppling of the government of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, the Nigerian head of state who was assassinated on the 13th of February, 1976. They were all executed on the 11th of March, 1976:



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1- Major-General I D Bisalla – PLATEAU

2- Warrant Officer 2 (WO2) Monday Monchon (Manchony) – PLATEAU

3- Staff Sergeant Richard Dungdang – PLATEAU

4- Sergeant Sale Pankshin – PLATEAU

5- Lieutenant Colonel A R Aliyu – BENDEL

6- Captain M Parvwong (Parwang) – PLATEAU

7- Captain J F Idi (J. Idi Fadah) – PLATEAU

8- Captain S Wakins (Walis) – PLATEAU

9- Lieutenant Mohammed

10- Lieutenant E L K Shelleng

11- Lieutenant Colonel Ayuba Tense – PLATEAU





12- Colonel A D S Way

13- Lieutenant Colonel T K Adamu (Adam) – PLATEAU

14- Lieutenant Colonel A B Umaru – KADUNA

15- Captain A A Aliyu – KADUNA

16- Captain Augustine Dawurang – PLATEAU

17- Major M M Mshelia

18- Lieutenant William Seri – PLATEAU

19- Major I B Ribo

20- Major K K Gagra

21- Captain M R Gelip (Gotip) – PLATEAU

22- Mr. Abdulkarim Zakari – KADUNA

23- Lieutenant Peter Ggani (Gigari) – PLATEAU

24- Major Ola Ogunmekan – OSUN

25- Lieutenant O Zagmi (Zagni) -GONGOLA

26- Lieutenant S Wayah – KADUNA

27- Sergeant Ahmadu Rege (Reye) – PLATEAU

28- Sergeant Bala Javan -PLATEAU

29- WO2 Sambo Dankshin -PLATEAU

30- WO2 Emmanuel Dakup Seri

31- Major J W Kasai

32- Colonel Isa Bakar – BORNO

33- Police Sergeant Shaiyen – PLATEAU






EXECUTED ON THE 17TH OF MAY, 1976

Buka Suka Dimka – PLATEAU
Police Commissioner Joseph D Gomwalk -PLATEAU
Lieutenant Sabo Kwale -GONGOLA
Warrant Officer H E Bawa – PLATEAU
Colonel I Buka
Major J K Afolabi
H Shaiyen

JAILED FOR LIFE, 1976

S K Dimka
D Contulla
Gyang Pam
Captain C Wuyep
Captain A A Maidobo
WO2 E Izah
Sergeant I Bupwada
2nd Lieutenant A Walbe
Major A K Abang
S Anyadofu
Helen Gomwalk
Captain Peter Tembong

OTHER PRISON SENTENCES, 1976

Captain I Gowon – sentenced to 15 years in prison.
J Tuwe – sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Lieutenant Colonel J S Madugu – sentenced to two years in prison.

In 1986, the following were charged by the General Ibrahim Babangida-led military government with plotting to overthrow the regime:

EXECUTED IN JANUARY 1986

Major-General Mamman Jiya Vatsa – NIGER
Lieutenant Colonel Musa Bitiyong – KADUNA
Lieutenant Colonel Chris Oche – BENUE
Lieutenant Mike Aker Iyorshe- BENUE
Major Daniel Bamidele – ONDO
Squadron Leader Martin Luther – LAGOS
Wing Commander Ben Ekele – BENUE
Commander A Ogwuyi
Wing Commander Adamu C Sakaba – SOKOTO
Squadron Leader A Ahira (Ahura) – BENUE

JAILED FOR LIFE

Lieutenant Colonel M Effiong
Major D E West
I B Akwashiki




In 1990, another set of coup plotters were rounded up by the Babangida regime and this is the end result:

EXECUTED IN APRIL 1990

Major Gideon Orkar
Capt. Nimibibowei Harley Empere
Capt. P.A. Dakolo
Lt. A. E. Akogun
Lt. Cyril Okuser Ozoalor
2nd Lt. Arthur Bandenyinitite Umukoro
2nd Lt. E.J. Ejesuku
2nd Lt. Emmanuel Ade-Alade
Staff Sgt. Julius Itua
Sgt. Martins Ademokhai
Sgt. Pius Ilegar
Warrant Officer 2 Monday Bayefa
Lance Corporal Francis Ogo
Lance Corporal Jephthan Inesai
Corporal Sunday Effiong
L/Cpl. Samuel Mbasue
L/Cpl. Albert Ojerongbe
L/Cpl. Godfrey Desiyira
L/Cpl. Emmanuel Aiyemola
Sgt. Stephen Iyeke
Corporal Joseph Efe
Warrant Officer 2 Afolabi Moses
L/Cpl. Idowu Azeez
Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Ekimi
Staff Sergeant Solomon Okungbowa
Private Richard Iseghohi
Private Egwola Makpamenkun
L/Cpl. Adeganan Friday
Private Monday Esebanen
Staff Sgt. Barnabas Jarikpe
Trooper Nnadi Mogaha
Sgt. Etim Umoh
Sgt. Jolly Agbodowi
L/Cpl. Samuel Obasuyi
Ex-L/Cpl Goodluck Otojareri
Ex-Private Osazuwa Osifo
Ex-Corporal Wasiu Lawal
Ex-Lance Corporal Examiner
Ex-Lance Corporal Examiner
Ex-Lance Corporal Peter Umuyoma
Ex-Signalman Goodluck Emefe
Ex-Staff Sgt. Samson
Private Joseph Odey
Trooper Obioma Esiwoko
Lance Corporal Magnus Ekechi
WO2 Godwin Donko
Sgt. Shehu Oneje
Corporal Olanrewaju Ogunsola
Lance Corporal Luka Yang
Trooper Makachy Ayogu
L/Cpl. Andrew Onah
L/Cpl Michael Ebeku
Sgt. Ojo Adegboyega
Private Abuagu
Private Phil Kankpo
Capt A. A. Nonju
Private Emmanuel Onojie
Trooper Toland Odogu
Corporal
Private Dickson Omenka
Corporal Ebietan Pius
Private Iroabuchi Anyalewechi
L/Cpl. Mathias Odey
L/Cpl. Sunday Asuquo
Trooper Celestine Ofuokwu
Private Anthony Okorie
Private Thomas Angor
Private Edem Bassey

JAILED

Turner Ochuko Ogboru – sentenced to life imprisonment
Lance Corporal David Amoomo – sentenced to two years in prison
Sergeant Andoricheladonye – sentenced to two years in prison
Captain A Monju – sentenced to one year in prison
Sergeant John Alido – sentenced to seven years in prison
Patrick Etadafema – sentenced to seven years in prison
S A Francis Agaro – sentenced to seven years in prison
/Cpl. Ezekiel Akuodu – sentenced to seven years in prison
Private Ibrahim Egwa

In July 1995, the regime of General Sani Abacha convicted the following of plotting a coup against it. They were later freed by the General Abubakar Alhaji Abdulsami regime but one of them (Major-General Musa Yar’adua) died during Abacha’s regime while in jail.

LIFE IMPRISONMENT

Colonel Lawan Gwadabe
Colonel O Oloruntoba
Colonel R S B Fadile
Ex-Major Akinloye Akinyemi

OTHER PRISON SENTENCES

Major-General Shehu Musa Yar’adua – sentenced to 25 years in jail but died in prison. His younger brother, Umaru, would later become the president of Nigeria in 2007.
Lieutenant Colonel E H Bulus – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Lieutenant Colonel S E Oyewole – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Colonel C A Ajayi – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Colonel R N Emokpae – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Lieutenant Colonel M A Igwe – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Colonel Ndubueze – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Lieutenant A Olowokere – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Major E O Obalisa – sentenced to 25 years in jail
Lieutenant Colonel M A Ajayi (rtd) – sentenced to 25 years in jail
General Olusegun Obasanjo – sentenced to 15 years in jail. Later freed and became the president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 before handing over to Umaru Yar’adua.
Captain M A Ibrahim – sentenced to 15 years in jail
2nd Lieutenant R Emouvhe – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Staff Sergeant Patrick Usikpo – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Commodore Limu Fabiyi – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Ben Charles Obi – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Shehu Sani – sentenced to 15 years in jail. Now a senator representing Kaduna State at the National Assembly.
Lieutenant Colonel R D Obiki – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Sanusi Mato – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Julius Badejo – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Matthew Popoola – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Chris Anyanwu – sentenced to 15 years in jail. A journalist, she later became a senator of the federal republic representing Imo State.
George Mba – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Kunle Ajibade – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Moses Ayegba – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Rebecca Onyebi Ikpe – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Beko Ransome Kuti – sentenced to 15 years in jail
Felix Ndamagidon – sentenced to 15 years in jail

DECLARED WANTED

Lieutenant Colonel M Sambo Dasuki (rtd), later appointed the National Security Adviser by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Lieutenant Colonel C A A Nyiam
Great Ogboru
Benson Ikpe
Anthony Auroloyi



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