January 1966 Coup Was Not An Igbo Coup – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has come out to question the wildly promoted suggestion that the 1966 coup was an Igbo coup. He mentions two of the top Igbo officers that did the most to stop the coup and asks why it was them who stopped the coup if it was indeed am Igbo coup. See what he said:

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About the January 15, 1966 coup, why did Nzeogwu and Ifeajuna elect to kill those they toppled. Why not arrest them? And if they had to kill, why were the killings not balanced? The ironic thing is that the Ifeajuna/Nzeogwu coup was actually foiled largely by then Lt. Col. Emeka Ojukwu in Kano, and Major General Aguiyi Ironsi in Lagos. Yet, these two individuals later became casualties of the July 28, countercoup. Was Nzeogwu just a pawn in Ifeajuna’s coup? In retrospect, if the coup was an Igbo coup, why did two Igbos foil it? Personally, I think the Nigeria the 1966 coup plotters ended was by far better than the Nigeria they started. Discuss. #1966TheYearNigeriaGotItWrong

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