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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Jan. 15th 1966: A Night of Blood & Slaughter by Femi Fani-Kayode

Read his article below...
On the night of January 15th 1966 a coup d’etat took place in Nigeria which resulted in the murder of a number of leading political figures and senior army officers. This was the first coup in the history of our country and 98 per cent of the officers that planned and led it were Igbo. From the political class those that were killed included the following:  Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the Prime Minister, who was abducted from his home and whose body was dumped somewhere along the Lagos-Abeokuta road.
Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Premier of the old Northern Region, who was killed in the sanctity of his own home together with his wife, his driver and his security assistant. Chief S.L. Akintola, the Premier of the old Western Region, who was gunned down in the presence of his family and Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, the Minister of Finance, who was brutalized, abducted from his home and whose body was later dumped in a bush. 

From the ranks of the military those that were murdered included Brigadier Zakari Maimalari, who had held a cocktail party in his home a few hours earlier that evening which was attended by most of the young officers that participated in the coup. Brigadier Samuel Ademulegun who was shot to death in his matrimonial bed along with his eight-month pregnant wife.  Others included Col. Ralph Shodeinde, Col. Kur Muhammed, Lt. Col. James Pam, PC Yohanna Garkawa, PC Haga Lai, Lance Corporal Musa Nimzo, Sgt. Daramola Oyegoke, PC Akpan Anduka and Ahmed Ben Musa.     
Sadly the mutineers came to our home that night as well and they brutalized and abducted my father, Chief Remilekun  Fani-Kayode, the Deputy Premier of the old Western Region. What I witnessed that night was traumatic and devastating for me and my family and, of course, what the nation witnessed that night was horrific. It was a night of carnage, barbarity and terror. The events of that night set in motion a series of events which changed our history. The consequences of the events of that night are still with us till this day. It was a sad and terrible night: one of blood and slaughter.
What I witnessed was as follows.  In the middle of the night, my mother came into the room which I shared with my older brother, Rotimi and my younger sister Toyin. I was six years old at the time. The lights had been cut so we were in darkness and all we could see were lights from three large vehicles. The official residence had a very long drive so it took the vehicles a while to reach us.
We saw three sets of headlights and heard the engines of three lorries drive up the drive-way. The occupants of the lorries, who were uniformed men and who carried torches, positioned themselves and prepared to storm our home whilst calling my fathers name and ordering him to come out. My father went out to meet them after he had called us, prayed for us and explained to us that since it was him they wanted he must go out there. He explained that he would rather go out to meet them than let them come into the house to shoot or harm us.
The minute he stepped out, they brutalised him. I witnessed this. They tied him up and threw him into one of the the lorry. Interestingly, the first thing they said to him was “where are your thugs now?” My father’s response was “I don’t have thugs, only gentlemen.” I think this made them brutalise him even more. They tied him up, threw him in the back of the lorry and then stormed the house.
When they got into the house, they ransacked every nook and cranny, shooting into the ceiling and wardrobes. They were very brutal and frightful and we were terrified. My mother, Chief Mrs. Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode, was screaming and crying from the balcony because all she could do was focus on her husband, who was downstairs.
“Don’t kill him, don’t kill him!!” she kept screaming at them. I can still visualise this and hear her voice pleading, screaming and crying. I didn’t know where my brother or sister was at this point because the house was in total chaos. I was just six years old and I was standing there in the middle of the house, surrounded by uniformed men who were ransacking the whole place and terrorising my family.
Then out of the blue something extraordinary happened. All of a sudden one of the soldiers came up to me, put his hand on my head and said: “don’t worry, we won’t kill your father, stop crying.” He said this thrice. After he said it the third time I looked in his eyes and I stopped crying. This was because he gave me hope and he spoke with compassion. With new-found confidence I went rushing to my mother who was still screaming on the balcony and told her to stop crying because the soldier had promised that they would not kill my father and that everything would be okay. 
I held on to the words of that soldier and that night, despite all that was going on around me, I never cried again. They took my father away and as the lorry drove off my mother kept on wailing and crying and so was everyone else in the house except for me.
From there they went to the home of Chief S.L. Akintola, the Premier of the Western Region, a great statesman and nationalist and a very dear uncle of mine. My mother had phoned Akintola to inform him of what had happened in our home. She was sceaming down the phone asking where her husband had been taken and by this time she was quite hysterical. Chief Akintola tried to calm her down assuring her that all would be well.
When they got to Akintola’s house he already knew that they were coming and he was prepared for them. Instead of coming out to meet them, he had stationed some of his policemen and they started shooting. A gun battle ensued and consequently the mutineers were delayed by at least one hour. According to the Special Branch reports and the official statements of the mutineers that survived that night and that were involved in the operation their plan had been to pick up my father and Chief Akintola from their homes, take them to Lagos, gather them together with the other political leaders that had been abducted and then execute them all together. 

The difficulty they had was that Akintola resisted them and he and his policemen ended up wounding two of the soldiers that came to his home. One of the soldiers, whose name was apparently James, had his fingers blown off and the other had his ear blown off. After some time Chief Akintola's ammunition ran out and the shooting stopped. His policemen stood down and they surrendered. He came out waving a white handkerchief and the minute he stepped out they just slaughtered him.
My father witnessed Akintola's cold-blooded murder in utter shock and horror because he was tied up in the back of the lorry from where he could see everything that transpired. The soldiers were apparently enraged by the fact that two of their men had been wounded and that Akintola resisted and delayed them. After they killed him, they moved on to Lagos with my father. When they got there, they went to the Officer’s Mess at Dodan Barracks.
When they took my dad away everyone in our home thought he had been killed. The next morning a handful of policemen came and took us to the house of my mother’s first cousin, Justice Atanda Fatai Williams, who was a judge of the Western Region at the time. He later became the Chief Justice of Nigeria. From there we were taken to the home of Justice Adenekan Ademola, another High Court judge at the time, who was a very close friend of my father and who later became a Judge of the Court of Appeal.
At this point the whole country had been thrown into confusion and no one knew what was going on. We heard lots of stories and did not know what to make of what anymore. There was chaos and confusion and the entire nation was gripped by fear. 
Two days later my father finally called us on the telephone and he told us that he was okay. When we heard his voice, I kept telling my mother “I told you, I told you.” Justice Ademola and his dear wife, Auntie Frances, were weeping, my mother was weeping, my brother and sister were weeping and I was just rejoicing because I knew that he would not be killed and I had told them all.
I never got to know who that soldier was (that promised me that my father would not be killed), but I believe that God spoke through him that night. I also believe that he may well have been an officer because he spoke with confidence and authority.
These individuals who carried out this coup were not alone: they got some backing from elements in the political class who identified with them. Some have said that it was an Igbo coup whilst others have said that it was an UPGA (referring to the political alliance between the Action Group and the NCNC) coup but that is a story for another day.
Whatever anyone calls it or believes two things are clear: the consequences of the action that those young officers took that night were far-reaching and the way and manner in which they killed their victims was deplorable and barbaric. Such savagery had never been witnessed in our shores. There has never been another night like that and the results of that night have been devastating and profound. 
In my view not enough Nigerians appreciate this fact. Some in our country cannot forgive those who participated in the mutiny and, though I do not share that sentiment or disposition, this is understandable. Others believe that those young men (they were all in their 20's) did the right thing and they say that those killings were necessary and heroic. This is a sentiment which I not only despise but which I also find unacceptable and appalling. There is nothing heroic about rebellion and the murder and carnage of innocent and defenseless men and women. .
The coup affected the country in an equally profound manner because the events of that night led to a counter-coup six months later. It was a devastating and disproportionate response. Sadly after that came the horrendous pogroms and slaughter of the Igbo in the North which eventually led to the civil war in which millions of people died, including innocent children. This was also horrendous and deplorable.
Yet the bitter truth is that if the new Head of State, General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, had done the right thing and actually prosecuted the ringleaders of the coup, who were Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, Major Anufuro, Major Ademoyega,  Major Timothy Onwuatuegwu, Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi, Captain Okafor and all the other young officers that planned and executed the coup of January 15th after it was crushed, there would have been no northern revenge coup six months later
I have not added Major Emmanuel Ifejuana (who was actually the leader of the coup) to the list because he could not have been locked up or prosecuted by General Aguiy-Ironsi simply because he ran away to Ghana immediately after the mutiny in Lagos failed and after he and his co-mutineers were routed by Lt. Col. Jack (Yakubu) Gowon. 

For some curious reason after the coup was successfully crushed, General Aguiyi-Ironsi just locked these young mutineers up and he refused to prosecute them. This bred suspicion from the ranks of the northern officers given the fact that Aguiyi-Ironsi himself was an Igbo. The suspicion was that he had some level of sympathy for the mutineers and the fact that they did not execute him or any other Igbo officer on the night of January 15th during the course of the mutiny only fueled that suspicion. 

The northern officers also felt deeply aggrieved about the wholesale slaughter of their key political figures that night. In my view that, together with Aguiyi-Ironsi’s insistence on promulgating the Unification Decree which abolished the federal system of government and sought to turn Nigeria into a unitary state, made the revenge coup of July 29th 1966 inevitable.
The revenge coup was planned and led by Major Murtala Mohammed (as he then was) and it was supported and executed by other young northern officers like Major T.Y. Danjuma (as he then was), Major Martins Adamu and many others. This is the coup that was to put Lt. Col. Jack Gowon (as he then was) in power and when they struck it was a very bloody and brutal affair. 
The response of the northern officers to the mutiny and terrible killings that took place on the night of January 15th 1966 and to General Aguiyi-Ironsi’s apparent procrastination and reluctance to ensure that justice was served to the mutineers was not only devastating but also frightful. Hundreds of army officers of mainly Igbo extraction who were perceived to be sympathetic to the January 15th mutineers were killed that night including the Head of State General Aguiyi-Ironsi and the Military Governor of the old Western Region who was hosting him, the courageous Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi. This was very sad and unfortunate.
What happened on the night of January 15th 1966 was unacceptable and uncalled for. I completely disagree with those who think that there was anything good about that coup, the coup of July 29th 1966 or indeed any other coup which took place in the history of Nigeria. This is because blood calls for blood: when you shed blood, other people want to shed your blood, as well. The minute that the shedding of blood in the quest to get power becomes the norm we are all diminished and dehumanised: and this applies to both the perpetrators and the victims.
The January 15th coup set off a cycle of events which had cataclysmic consequences for our country and which we are still feeling today. Coups may have happened in other countries in Africa, but it did not mean that it had to happen here. In any case, the amount of blood that was shed that night, the number of innocent people that were killed was unacceptable. It arrested our development as a people and our political evolution as a country. Had it not happened our history would have been very different. May we never see such a thing again.
Yet regardless of the pain of the past I believe that we should do all we can to put these matters behind us. We must not allow ourselves to become prisoners of history. Rather than being propelled by pain and bitterness and becoming victims of history, we must learn from it, be guided by it and move on. We must learn to forgive, even if we do not forget and, equally importantly, we must first establish the truth about those ugly events and understand what actually transpired.
What happened that night traumatized the nation. None of us has been the same since. I identify with that, because I was a part of it, I witnessed it and i was a victim of it. Yet by God’s grace and divine providence, my father's life was spared: not because he was special but simply by the grace of God. Every day I think about those that were killed that night and I remember their families. We share a common bond and we are all partakers of an ugly and frightful history. I tell myself: “were it not for divine providence, my father would have also died and I would not have been what I am today, because he was the one who educated me and did everything for me.” If nothing else I know there was a purpose for that.
We must resolve among ourselves that never again will people be attacked in their homes, dragged out, abducted and shot like dogs in the middle of the night. Never again will women, wives and children be slaughtered in this way. Never again shall we witness such barbarity and wickedness in our quest for power. Never again must any Nigerian suffer such brutality and callousness. May the souls of all those that were murdered on January 16th 1966 continue to rest in peace. 

137 comments:

aderinto biliaminu said...

Seen

dj banti said...

Anty linda I beta read my book then read dis

goschi godwin said...

The only politician that speaks his mind

#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

JAYZSBOSS said...

Ah Ahn what an epistle

Ngene Olivia said...

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#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Nice rite up!

samson adele said...

Eisshhh

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

I can't just wake up on Tuesday nd start reading dis long story.....
Anyway wahever....ok we don hear...

Nenyechi said...

Dis man like story ghan

Juliet Iwuno said...

Reuben Abati don yarn us dis story before. Linda take note!

freeborn zinalima said...

True true talk.keep son the missing truth the son of the mist high.the only yoruba man with function brain.
Am reading this great articles with spiritual eyes.
Speechless for now hausas and there yoruba friends go hear am.



















#sad indeed

Ruphina said...

I small lies everywhere in this write up. The lie too much. Linda do something

freeborn zinalima said...

True true talk.keep son the missing truth the son of the mist high.the only yoruba man with function brain.
Am reading this great articles with spiritual eyes.
Speechless for now hausas and there yoruba friends go hear am.



















#sad indeed

Ruphina said...

I small lies everywhere in this write up. The lie too much. Linda do something

Anonymous said...

This man razz girlfriend don born?

Ruphina said...

I smell lies everywhere in this write up. The lie too much. Linda do something

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

May their souls rest in peace including that of ur father.

Anacom said...

#Quest for power

Owakah I said...

Really

Unique Treasure said...

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#she'sunique#

adoye emmanuel said...

Amen baba I believe dat will neva happen again a prayer 4 Nigeria our country.

I-cee Onwumeh said...

Amen.

Kingsley Agulonye said...

Quite An Educative Masterpiece.thanks FFK

okafor Nikky said...

Amen dear, dat's good one.. u just educate mi somehow, power of social media interesting. Linda baby

julius chimezie said...

Nice one though

Chidozie Aboyim said...

A masterpiece... This country will never be the same after the events of that night. Sadly and even more shameful is the fact that every government in this country has failed to teach this in our schools as a result, many of our youths are totally uninformed about this aspect of our history. As the proverb says "If you do not know where the rain started to beat you, you will never know where it will stop". God help Nigeria!

Anonymous said...

Amem

Mr. FOCUS said...

Amen.And may the souls of those murdered on the 29th of July 1966 through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Linda please i appeal to you In God's name to contact Dr Fani-Kayode that i will like to sit with him one on one to share this story again with me.. Please am appealing.. God Bless. my email is deyinkaayinde@yahoo.com

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Femi the historical man.nice

Chinnex Onyenobi said...

The only wise Yoruba man

Dancelord said...

What about souls of July 1966? R dy not 2 also rest in peace or where dy nt also killed? Plz dy should cause death is death. May dere souls rest in peace. Amen

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu heartbreaking history. Amen to that FFK.

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

STORY TIME

Anonymous said...

So long a letter"all jargon".😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤@@@@@Bia Bia

Akeem Opayemi said...

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Anonymous said...

The soldiers that took part in the second coup are the same ones that came together to rule Nigeria now. Danjuma, IBB, Gowon, Obasanjo, Buhari etc. They have stolen so much money and are holding the country to ransome. Until they die, Nigeria will not know peace

sir_boss said...

#longlivetheGCFR #longliveNigeria #longliveTheNigerianArmy #longliveTheSpiritofOneness .......so FFK can write something reasonable in his life??

ojo ademola said...

No comment yet???

Zibai Achi said...

One of the few neutral and sincere publications by FFK. He presented this from the vintage point of a hopeful nationalist and an innocent human being. I think FFK is an interesting Enigma.

Napoleon Didel said...

Amin!

unofficial Linda lover said...

Anen...food for thought! ..t

Anonymous said...

E don happen in the past . It time to go our separate ways

Daddycool said...

Femi Fani Kayode,
Your Story was really so touching and i now see you in another light, though i have been reading about you on the pages of newspapers, making comments about issues and concerns that relate to government policies . i did,nt know much about your history never the less this harrowing experience , i strongly feel that this story will also touch other Nigerian in divers way and you can also play a very vital role in unifying the country more than ever before . I also believe this country still need to benefit from your God given gift especially in the area of mentorship to the youth.
Once again i appreciate you for the wonder story.

Damolia De Best said...

Amen May their Soul Continue to Rest in Peace *RoseFlower*
FFK took Us Back to History This Moring ; I Really learn a lot here , So glad I took my time to read it all .

I know at the other part FFK is trying to send a massage to The President by this Historical History , concerning the past between Mr President and Dansuki .



God Bless Nigeria !!!

Donjazzycrush said...

E don tee Wey we hear from this bros, abeg lindido u sure say his baby mama never born so? Amebo 101




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Don~jazzycrush

Oskirin said...

cum,ds man neva visit efcc? pls make una carry am wit ample evidence.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok..issorite!!!




Post my comment!

Babatunde adedeji said...

May we never experience such in this nation

peters austine said...

Enter your comment...amen

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...Are u pple afraid of what the Igbo's can do. Lol. unu afugo ife?

Igbine Jane said...

The coup of Jan 1966 was carried out because the majors involved felt that those in the helm of government were corrupt and ruled the country in a corrupt manner while also living flamboyant lives. It's was a sick and unforgettable thing to do but it was also the only way which the army know to handle issues. Look anywhere, in any Third world country. When the army wants to take over its most certain that those in government will be wiped out. Aguiyi Ironsi was a pacifist and even if it had been Igbo's at the receiving end of Jan coup might still have acted the same way. The repercussions that followed where an entire ethnicity was almost wiped out because of the actions of a few can never be explained as something that was to be expected approximately over five thousand Igbo's were killed in reprisal with no action on Gowon's part to end it, not to mention the millions that perished in the civil war. Let someone because of their status not feel we don't know how it all went down. I'm a history student

Anonymous said...

And what happens to the souls of July 1966 murdered men?

Anonymous said...

Too long. I cant read. (Yawns)....Next please

Anonymous said...

Go and sit down Fani Kayode.....looking for relevance.

Anonymous said...

How the events of dis day have not been produced in a movie still amazes me.... Can u imagine America with this kind of event and several versions of it have not being produced? Nollyhood will neva make sense to me, until those lazy directors and scriptwriters do a proper research of events of this day and come up with a movie... rather, than showing us witches and miracles all the time.

- Words From D WISE ONE

Darman Newman said...

Femi wrote this? Really? Wow, the brother is sober.

mercy robinsono said...

The bitter truth!

snow white said...

What a disaster...... RIP too the dead

snow white said...

What a disaster...... RIP too the dead

Obugo Queen said...

Wow! Wat a story, dis man shud become d nxt president of Nigeria.plus dis detailed story shud be acted as a gud movie. Sir, I applaude your intelligence.nice story.

Anonymous said...

This writeup just may have been sent to LIB to be posted on the 16th but see when she chose to post it. Linda you really should wake up.

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...Hmmmm Amen ooh

Sure Boss said...

Too long to read this morning! Later jor

Atotileto said...

FFK pls shut up and stop telling us history we already know and go and defend yourelf for stealing and bribery of our money. Stupid goat head.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish

ELGRACIE GRANT said...

d story long,bt e make sense.Nigerians no need killings nd war anymore.make we leave our country d way e dey.make we seek peace nd pursue am.Biafra peple,make una leave d country d way e dey o.we no need war

Anonymous said...

FFK should go and sell his article or book at Ojuelegba under the bridge. He should leave Linda Ikeji's blog alone biko. We are not interested.

Anonymous said...

How does this article affect the price of fish in the market? Next pls.

Anonymous said...

Linda is this supposed to be news or what? Abeg give us news biko.

Anonymous said...

Linda is this supposed to be news or what? Abeg give us news biko.

Anonymous said...

Watin concern me whether your papa almost die for war or coup plot?

badmos olanrewaju said...

Then igbo are the genesis of Nigerian problem, what do igbo want then,Igbo wants what they couldn't give to others. They want justice but go to Igbo land there's injustice to the other tribes. They can buy land, build and progress in another land and even claim that their host land is no man's land but would not sell land stranger to build talk of allowing him to starting a business. They don't want discrimination but they against discriminate other tribes the most. They don't want to be abused but it's in their blood to call Hausa animal, Yoruba of nmmanu , but if you called them yanmmri they will call you a tribalist.

oyibo ogale-okwuenu said...

u finally say something that makes sense. maybe once in a while your brain resets itself. nice piece

Anonymous said...

FFK so you have this kind of experience and you are still opening your basket mouth like toilet tap and insulting government eh? Just pray that what happened to your father will not happen to you because you talk too much or doesnt your mother advise you to shut up?

Anonymous said...

FFK so you have this kind of experience and you are still opening your basket mouth like toilet tap and insulting government eh? Just pray that what happened to your father will not happen to you because you talk too much or doesnt your mother advise you to shut up?

Anonymous said...

FFK so you have this kind of experience and you are still opening your basket mouth like toilet tap and insulting government eh? Just pray that what happened to your father will not happen to you because you talk too much or doesnt your mother advise you to shut up?

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

How can this write-up or article put food on my table?

Anonymous said...

Na who them help?

Anonymous said...

Oh na PDP wailer dey talk. I jump and pass.

Anonymous said...

Watin concern me inside coup wey happen for 1966?

Anonymous said...

Too long to read and u still commented

Anonymous said...

Abeg them never born me that time. Next pls

Asoloko Yunana said...

I say "AMEN" to your prayers, Femi. My take home is; we must break away from the past and forge ahead based on egalitarianism. Although you did not put up enough struggle to effect a change when the opportunity came your way in the past,I think it still exists. I hope you have resolved to do so from now onward. I am ready to join such a crusade especially coming from someone like you who witnessed some of those crucial events in our history. You can be a veritable channel upon which such a dependable vision can be designed for Nigeria of the future!

Anonymous said...

You're the rubbish

Esther Dangana said...

Amen to the prayer, may we never experience what happened on that day in this country again.I like reading his articles, I am one of his number one fans. Linda pass the message to him.

Anonymous said...

It is true. If you do something bad to somebody, you cant expect them to just fold their hands. They must revenge or retaliate. Always expect a revenge coming your way both spiritually and physically. That's why it is good to be at peace with all men

Anonymous said...

It is true. If you do something bad to somebody, you cant expect them to just fold their hands. They must revenge or retaliate. Always expect a revenge coming your way both spiritually and physically. That's why it is good to be at peace with everybody.

Anonymous said...

It is true. If you do something bad to somebody, you cant expect them to just fold their hands. They must revenge or retaliate. Always expect a revenge coming your way both spiritually and physically. That's why it is good to be at peace with everybody.

adeoluolagbegi said...

through talk

Anonymous said...

Abeg make d man leave matter for Mathias jawe nd let us talk abt something more profitable nd needful for d growth of our dear Nation.

Sena Job said...

What's the koko of the story

Oyakhilome said...

This is one rare ffk article I like. Well done sir. At least you're not linking it with spiritual elements this time.

Anonymous said...

Those Biafran post civil war babies claiming marginalisation should read the Genesis of the problem between the north and Biafrans. If the 1st coup had impacted their own leaders tge way the killed others and also if Ironsi had punished the perpetrators we wouldn't have the problem we are experiencing today.

For those calling for Biafra remember Ojukwu ran out when the heat was too much for him leaving Phillip Effiong the true hero to negotiate peace at a big risk to his life.

Anonymous said...

Those Biafran post civil war babies claiming marginalisation should read the Genesis of the problem between the north and Biafrans. If the 1st coup had impacted their own leaders tge way the killed others and also if Ironsi had punished the perpetrators we wouldn't have the problem we are experiencing today.

For those calling for Biafra remember Ojukwu ran out when the heat was too much for him leaving Phillip Effiong the true hero to negotiate peace at a big risk to his life.

Anonymous said...

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE TRAJECTORY OF THIS STORY. WHAT IS THE LESSON AND WHY HAVE WE NOT MOVED FORWARD. NEXT YEAR WE WILL REVISIT IT WITHOUT A DIFFERENT ANGLE. DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN EXPECTING WHAT RESULT?

AMERICA BOMBED JAPAN WITH NUCLEAR BOMB, TODAY JAPAN IS THE SECOND OR THIRD LARGEST ECONOMY. THE WHOLE WORLD DEFEATED GERMANY BUT TODAY GERMANY IS THE LARGEST ECONOMY IN EUROPE.

BLACKMAN IS FULL OF SHIT AND MUNDANE THOUGHTS.

Anonymous said...

Igbo people can never finished what they have started,we are all in it.Almighty God is the judge.

Anonymous said...

All I can see is

IGBOS CAUSED NIGERIA'S PROBLEMS..

sir Alex Ferguson

olusamjide said...

The man make some sense today, maybe he's not high on substance when writing this piece. Action beget reaction, if not for those Igbo officers that killed mainly people of Norther extraction there won't be pogrom that Igbo people are still shouting till thy kingdom come

Mr 47 said...

See what happen when you ain't yayoing.. Your brain speak sense... I know this story, me mama told me. The useless igbo slaughtered the leaders of other tribe but safe their own and told Zik to flee. Same useless tribe won't let the nation be at peace with their yeye biafraud. Igbos! Why ask for something you can't give...?

Ele Blessing said...

Amen

Ele Blessing said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

This is a nice article.unfortunately the events of that 1966 is still affecting us as a nation.

Anonymous said...

Nice article. Well done FFK.

Anonymous said...

Nice article. Well done FFK.

Anonymous said...

Now take a look at the list of the major participants in ’66 coup plotters and render your own judgement:

1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (Delta Igbo)

2. Major Adewale Ademoyega (Yoruba) author of “Why we struck”

3. Capt. G. Adeleke (Yoruba)

4. Maj. Ifeajuna (Igbo)

5. Lt. Fola Oyewole (Yoruba) author of “The reluctant rebel”

6. Lt. R. Egbiko(Esean)

7. Lt. Tijani Katsina(Hausa/Fulani)

8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan(Yoruba)

9. Capt. Gibson Jalo(Bali)

10. Capt. Swanton(Middle Belt)

11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha (Urhobo)

12. Lt. Dag Warribor(Ijaw)

13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo(Hausa)

14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera(Tiv).

So, to an unbiased observer, what evidence can one provide to show that Igbos actually carried out the coup in order to exterminate other tribes and take over the country? It is very easy to sell falsehood, but it is very difficult to provide facts to buttress your claims. It is now clear even to a suckling, that the imperialist genocidists crammed up this murderous lies against the Igbos to find reasons to perpetually keep them under hate. One even wonders why the Nigerian state and perpetrators of the gruesome genocide have been preventing the proper documentation of that episode for the benefits of her posterity.

Anonymous said...

I know the mindset of FFK. He is a good man. And a very intelligent one.
Ihave always enjoyed his writeups. God bless him.

Anonymous said...

So why were the leaders of other tribes killed but the Igbo leaders spared???

izy 2 nv said...

THIS GUY'S PIECE DOEN'T DESERVE MY TIME. GO SLEEP BROS

Anonymous said...

A good man is not rude and does not disrespect elders. Why is FFK always writing rude statements about Buhari and why does he disrespect and insult Buhari all the time? A real good man should be objective and put political sentiments aside irrespective of which party you belong.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 11:23AM Good question.

uche ekwulugo said...

Amen history teacher



AJ MAIN BOY...

Maxwell Akalonu said...

Amen...learnt in quantum from his historical chamber of words

Kenechukwu Nwajiaku said...

You are a big foolish ignorant arsehole

Jesseballs said...

Beautiful write up ended poorly...Y not practise what u preach? Telling us to forgive and move on. Yet, for some reasons known to u, u only prayed for d souls of dos who died in Jan. May d souls of those murdered in July rest in peace also even if FFK doesn't think so.

Jesseballs said...

Dat is y u'll remain 'Anonymous'

Anonymous said...

FFK This is interesting! Use this Brain to Write on National Issues!

Jesseballs said...

Well said! Great response from a great mind

Sexy sun said...

He was only six years old so tel me how did he know all that happened to others that same night ..see him telling story like he was there ..ffk story teller as usual..u better be careful so u won't end up like others ..just an advise mr ffk

funkecrown05@gmail.com said...

Story dat torches d heart

peter abayomi said...

ffk, i wish i can meet you in person, you need to wake we the youth up.
our elders keep decieving us. therefore, we need someone to wake the real Nigerian Youth up.
we work like elephant and fed like ant.
We need you to wake us up
God bless Nigeria

RareSpecie Z said...

Makes 4 a Good Reading.
Still trying Hard 2 Believe that this Scum can be Objective in his analysis of events.

sunny amuziam said...

AMEN may GOD be with this country NIGERIA

Anonymous said...

Please shut it. Have YOU gone anywhere in the East to buy land and it wasn't sold to you because you are not Igbo? Your people are so fearful that only a few have the liver to leave outside your domain but those that did have prospered. Sit there and be yarning dust

Anonymous said...

Now take a look at the list of the major participants in ’66 coup plotters and render your own judgement:

1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (Delta Igbo)

2. Major Adewale Ademoyega (Yoruba) author of “Why we struck”

3. Capt. G. Adeleke (Yoruba)

4. Maj. Ifeajuna (Igbo)

5. Lt. Fola Oyewole (Yoruba) author of “The reluctant rebel”

6. Lt. R. Egbiko(Esean)

7. Lt. Tijani Katsina(Hausa/Fulani)

8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan(Yoruba)

9. Capt. Gibson Jalo(Bali)

10. Capt. Swanton(Middle Belt)

11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha (Urhobo)

12. Lt. Dag Warribor(Ijaw)

13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo(Hausa)

14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera(Tiv).

So, to an unbiased observer, what evidence can one provide to show that Igbos actually carried out the coup in order to exterminate other tribes and take over the country? It is very easy to sell falsehood, but it is very difficult to provide facts to buttress your claims. It is now clear even to a suckling, that the imperialist genocidists crammed up this murderous lies against the Igbos to find reasons to perpetually keep them under hate. One even wonders why the Nigerian state and perpetrators of the gruesome genocide have been preventing the proper documentation of that episode for the benefits of her posterity.

Anonymous said...

More blood is being shed today by the hausa fulanis and blood is still calling for blood.

Anonymous said...

ffk PLS HOW CAN I MEET YOU? I REALLY NEED TO MEET YOU IN THE FLESH, THIS HAS BEEN MY HEART DESIRE.SOME YEARS BACK ON THE CHARLEY BOY SHOW, I WATCHED AND HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT THIS VERY STORY, SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN DYING TO ME YOU SIR. MY FINAL YEAR PROJECT IN 2003 WAS ON THIS COUP, I EVEN HAD TO VISIT GEN.DAVID EJOOR IN HIS HOUSE IN WARRI IN THE CAUSE OF CARRYING OUT MY REASEARCH. PLS ANYBODY WHO KNOWS HOW I CAN MEET FFK SHOULD PLS LINK ME UP 09026590843 DANIEL.

Anonymous said...

Lol is bcos he has fucked Bianca ojukwu before

temitope faizat said...

Amen

Angel Makiz said...

seen......angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It looks like FFK took his medication today.

Anonymous said...

It looks like FFK took his medication today.

Ayoola said...

Anonymous 3:34 PM, your people are so fearful of what??? You Igbos are nothing but a bunch of self-centered, selfish, wicked losers who are always playing the victims. Why don't you get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

You igbos are so rude! Who is your 'dear'?

Anonymous said...

If you study history you would have read it

alex Rednaxela said...

Yeah you have a point. But you forgot one thing, censorship! The Government will never allow it to air in Nigeria. Ask yourself, how many history books on the Civil War is out there... The Civil War is still been fought in a code way

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