25 May 2015

Biography of Murtala Mohammed; Former Military Head of State of Nigeria; Kano State Celebrity.

Murtala Mohammed
Murtala Mohammed
General Murtala Ramat Mohammed (deceased)was born in Kano State Nigeria, on November 8, 1938.

Murtala Mohammed is a graduate of Sandhurst Academy United Kingdom. He joined Nigerian Army
after his graduation.

On July 30, 1975, Brigadier (later General) Mohammed became the  head of state after a coup that ousted General Gowon from office.


On February 13, 1976 Murtala Mohammed was assassinated when he was only 37 years of age, alongside his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Akintunde Akinsehinwa, in an abortive coup attempt led by Lt. Col Buka Suka DimkaHis car was ambushed on his way to his office at Dodan BarracksLagos. When the coup failed, Olusegun Obasanjo replaced him and brought his plan for an orderly transfer to civilian rule to completion by handing over power to Shehu Shagari on October 1, 1979. 

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