Watch How Gen Yakubu Gowon Responded To Military Overthrow of His Government 45 Years Ago


Watch how Gen Yakubu Gowon responded to military overthrow of his government 45 years ago

A video clip recorded by Rueters 45 years ago detailing the response of former Head of State Yakubu Gowon responded to the overthrow of his government by the late Gen Murtala Mohammed is shown below.

It wqs 45 years ago, on 29 July 1975: Gen. Yakubu Gowon, President of Nigeria, was in Kampala attending the OAU meeting when he heard–via one of his aides–that he had been ousted from office in a military coup.

Reuters captured the moment when Gowon was given the news.


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