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Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd): The Rise and fall of A Brilliant Army Officer

Lt. Col Ibrahim Babangida as a young Army officer when late Gen. Muritala Muhammad was assassinated by his initimate friend late Lt.Col. Buka Suka Dimka suspiciously Lt. .Gen. Theophilus Danjuwa the then Chief of Army staff instructed young Lt.Col. Ibrahim Babangida to go to Radio Nigeria to arrest Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka and the dissidents but when Lt.Col.Ibrahim Babangida arrived Radio Nigeria instead of arresting Lt..col.Buka suka Dimka he allowed him to escape but dislodged the dissidents from Radio Nigeria for a countered announcement that the coup d’état that killed the Head of State Murtala Ramat Muhammed has been foiled and Nigerians jubilated.

With this tremendous achievement by Lt. Col. Ibrahim Babangida, after the settlement of the Supreme military Council Lt.General Olusegun Obasanjo became the Head of State and Lt. .Col. Ibrahim Babangida was nominated as a member of the Supreme Military Council whose membership were usually from the rank of Brigadier upward now Brigadier – General to the dislike of some members of the Supreme Military Council and that was the platform of which Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) assimilated a lot of experiences and consequently maneuvered his way to become the Chief of Army staff and later Military President.

During his tenure as the Military President a renowned Journalist and founder of Newswatch Magazine was assassinated through letter bomb and also the execution of a poet Army Officer Maj. General Maman Vasta in a mysterious circumstance and consequently the announcement of June 12,1993 Presidential Election supposedly won by his friend late chief M.K.O. Abiola.

Whether IBB as he was called knew about the killings of Dele Giwa or not God knows. IBB because of these mistakes he made either by commission or omission during his tenure as Military President he is now confined on a wheel Chair in his home State Minna Niger State without functional in the public domain. What a pity and power of nemesis at work?

Lt. Col Ibrahim Babangida as a young Army officer when late Gen. Muritala Muhammad was assassinated by his initimate friend late Lt.Col. Buka Suka Dimka suspiciously Lt. .Gen. Theophilus Danjuwa the then Chief of Army staff instructed young Lt.Col. Ibrahim Babangida to go to Radio Nigeria to arrest Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka and the dissidents but when Lt.Col.Ibrahim Babangida arrived Radio Nigeria instead of arresting Lt..col.Buka suka Dimka he allowed him to escape but dislodged the dissidents from Radio Nigeria for a countered announcement that the coup d’état that killed the Head of State Murtala Ramat Muhammed has been foiled and Nigerians jubilated.

With this tremendous achievement by Lt. Col. Ibrahim Babangida, after the settlement of the Supreme military Council Lt.General Olusegun Obasanjo became the Head of State and Lt. .Col. Ibrahim Babangida was nominated as a member of the Supreme Military Council whose membership were usually from the rank of Brigadier upward now Brigadier – General to the dislike of some members of the Supreme Military Council and that was the platform of which Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) assimilated a lot of experiences and consequently maneuvered his way to become the Chief of Army staff and later Military President.

During his tenure as the Military President a renowned Journalist and founder of Newswatch Magazine was assassinated through letter bomb and also the execution of a poet Army Officer Maj. General Maman Vasta in a mysterious circumstance and consequently the announcement of June 12,1993 Presidential Election supposedly won by his friend late chief M.K.O. Abiola.

Whether IBB as he was called knew about the killings of Dele Giwa or not God knows. IBB because of these mistakes he made either by commission or omission during his tenure as Military President he is now confined on a wheel Chair in his home State Minna Niger State without functional in the public domain. What a pity and power of nemesis at work?

 

Lt. Col Ibrahim Babangida as a young Army officer when late Gen. Muritala Muhammad was assassinated by his initimate friend late Lt.Col. Buka Suka Dimka suspiciously Lt. .Gen. Theophilus Danjuwa the then Chief of Army staff instructed young Lt.Col. Ibrahim Babangida to go to Radio Nigeria to arrest Lt. Col Buka Suka Dimka and the dissidents but when Lt.Col.Ibrahim Babangida arrived Radio Nigeria instead of arresting Lt..col.Buka suka Dimka he allowed him to escape but dislodged the dissidents from Radio Nigeria for a countered announcement that the coup d’état that killed the Head of State Murtala Ramat Muhammed has been foiled and Nigerians jubilated.

With this tremendous achievement by Lt. Col. Ibrahim Babangida, after the settlement of the Supreme military Council Lt.General Olusegun Obasanjo became the Head of State and Lt. .Col. Ibrahim Babangida was nominated as a member of the Supreme Military Council whose membership were usually from the rank of Brigadier upward now Brigadier – General to the dislike of some members of the Supreme Military Council and that was the platform of which Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) assimilated a lot of experiences and consequently maneuvered his way to become the Chief of Army staff and later Military President.

During his tenure as the Military President a renowned Journalist and founder of Newswatch Magazine was assassinated through letter bomb and also the execution of a poet Army Officer Maj. General Maman Vasta in a mysterious circumstance and consequently the announcement of June 12,1993 Presidential Election supposedly won by his friend late chief M.K.O. Abiola.

Whether IBB as he was called knew about the killings of Dele Giwa or not God knows. IBB because of these mistakes he made either by commission or omission during his tenure as Military President he is now confined on a wheel Chair in his home State Minna Niger State without functional in the public domain. What a pity and power of nemesis at work?

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