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Ironsi, Fajuyi: 53 years after - The Nation

The first military Head of State, Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, and the first military Governor of the defunct Western State, Lt.-Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi, were assassinated 53 years ago in the counter coup of July 29, 1966. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN examines the circumstances that led to their demise and the implication of the Federal Government’s failure to honour Fajuyi, the gallant soldier who sacrificed his life for national unity.

It is exactly 53 years...

Ironsi, Fajuyi: 53 years after - The Nation

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