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1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by makzeze: 6:10am On Aug 09, 2015
Retired Colonel Abdulmumini Aminu, Borno state military governor during President Ibrahim Babangida’s regime, narrates, among other things, how he led other officers to pick up current president Muhammadu Bahuri from Dodan Barracks in Lagos where he was as military head of state.

What have you been doing after your retirement from military service?
If you may recall, I retired from the military in 1993. Since then life has been very challenging. I won’t say it has been very bad, but manageable. I was opportuned in 1986 to be appointed as chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) and I became President, West Africa Football Union (WAFU). I was also a member of CAF, FIFA and the rest of them. You know I am a lover of football. Well, sports generally but football in particular. Up till now I am a stakeholder in football affairs, because I cherish it. I follow football with passion. I always contribute my quota in many ways.

At a point in your military career, you were asked to arrest your superior officer, former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, the present president. During the IBB coup you were asked to arrest him and you did. What happened and how do you relate with each other now?

[b]I must confess that I led that operation. I went to Dodan Barracks that time in company of two other officers - then Major John Madaki and Lawan Gwadabe. Three of us went, but specifically I was the one that went upstairs to bring Buhari. With due respect, I have been reading in the papers and listening to radio, people saying that we manhandled him, we disrespected him. That was not true. I and General Buhari are the only two who knew what transpired upstairs and there was nothing like that. We gave him his absolute respect as a superior, because even before that time, we had absolute respect for him, because of whom and what he was. We respected him a lot till today and there is no animosity between us and he knew it was a military assignment that we were carrying out from our superior. He even told me at one time. So for us, it is just like the other way round of when he came to power during the anti-Shagari coup. I was among those who played a major role in getting him to power. So, he knew the role I played. And even Buhari knew in 2003, I was arrested because of him. That time, I supported him. I worked for him at that time, without even him knowing anyway, but he later knew.You see, once you believe in somebody and you know he has the capability, you can do anything for him without even him knowing.[/b]

But, is it true that you handcuffed Buhari?
It is a blatant lie. In an operation of that nature, we don’t carry handcuffs. I did not salute him because according to military tradition and norms when the flag is lowered, you can only pay compliments the way you deem fit, not salutation. We met at 2 a.m. and at that time, we don’t salute because the flag is down, until 6 am again when the flag is up. To insinuate that he was handcuffed, that is far from the truth. We only accorded him all the respects he deserved. I still hold him in very high esteem.

Source: http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/sunday/index.php/top-stories/21575-1985-coup-how-i-led-soldiers-to-pick-up-buhari-col-a-aminu-rtd

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by sluk(m): 6:11am On Aug 09, 2015
You go soon get d feedback

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Chiefpriest1(m): 6:11am On Aug 09, 2015
Hmm. This man get liver sha! And he's still narrating the story with so much relish.

Anyway, baba overthrew somebody and somebody else upstaged him. Dog eat dog!

No hard feelings, it was the practice at the time. They should now give our democracy time to grow.

No more silly coup detats

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Billygee2u: 6:12am On Aug 09, 2015
OK
Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by kamair237(m): 6:14am On Aug 09, 2015
PMB is soo busy thinking of ways to salvage Nigeria....
I don't think he has 1 sec to waste on witch hunting Pipo.....

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Ceenelly(m): 6:18am On Aug 09, 2015
Pale abeg nor talk the one when go put you for trouble

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by nationwide1(m): 6:24am On Aug 09, 2015
How will this story add to Nigeria's economic development now?

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by mysteriousman(m): 6:25am On Aug 09, 2015
And so?
Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by jammani(m): 6:28am On Aug 09, 2015
So it was you that devil used, wait let's deal with kwarapt people in Jona's admin first. We are coming back

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by sademola: 6:31am On Aug 09, 2015
It was an assigned duty which was carried out!!

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Nobody: 6:32am On Aug 09, 2015
M
Space booking is my hobby
Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by veekid(m): 7:09am On Aug 09, 2015
who ask him stories

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Brightology2(m): 7:10am On Aug 09, 2015
Ok
Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by SimpleVili: 7:11am On Aug 09, 2015
Revealing the truth now?


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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by ebamma(m): 7:12am On Aug 09, 2015
As if we care

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by omusiliyu(m): 7:13am On Aug 09, 2015
Wetin concern Sambo Dansuki then?

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by ellabooz(f): 7:13am On Aug 09, 2015
And Dasuki name was found missing? Well,it's a military affair and should remain a military affair.

I don't know why BOhari keep making noise about this coup as if he is Saint. Thesame card you dealt Shagari with was used for you.

Thesame man making noise about corruption was a minister when a whopping sum of 2 billion got missing.
Then 2 billion was equivalent to $2 billion .
Has he deemed it fit to explain to tell Nigerians where the money is?

We are no fools oh

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by luvinhubby(m): 7:15am On Aug 09, 2015
In the millitary, you obey the last order & Aminu was doing just that, any other thing would have been tantamount to insurbodination & the consequences can be grave for anybody.

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Nobody: 7:15am On Aug 09, 2015
Everybody is suddenly jostling for buhari cabinet or possibly the EFCC job.

So you are the one that arrested but did not manhandled buhari? Okay, we have heard.

Can you now please go back to chewing your gworo, Oga Colonel. undecided

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by calebrita(m): 7:16am On Aug 09, 2015
Ok . Judgment coming soon. Cos baba is like Nokia, too strong.

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by merbenko(m): 7:18am On Aug 09, 2015
Ok. Were are those pointing accusing finger on Dasuki?

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by kane33: 7:19am On Aug 09, 2015
Na wa o

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by Ybnm4life(m): 7:22am On Aug 09, 2015
Thank your stars say you know maltreat him, if not you go hear am today...
Its so true the proverb the elders which says " you can maltreat an elder for you know what he is, but never maltreat a child for you never know what he might become...
Good morning Nairalanders...

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by limfo: 7:24am On Aug 09, 2015
Hw does dat affect us!!
Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by donholy28(m): 7:24am On Aug 09, 2015
This story no go profit us...wetin don pass don pass

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by EmmyBoy2(m): 7:25am On Aug 09, 2015
omusiliyu:
Wetin concern Sambo Dansuki then?

exactly what I was thinking. our journalists sha. the interviewer should have probed further on the role Dasuki played. at least for the records

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by lonelydora(m): 7:26am On Aug 09, 2015
Buhariphobia? PMB is too busy to look at this your confession. Don't worry we have passed that witch hunting stage in Nigeria. Unless your hands were not clean in the past administration.

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by wunmi590(m): 7:26am On Aug 09, 2015
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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by lumixCeasar(m): 7:30am On Aug 09, 2015
No string attached orders must be followed
Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by opalu: 7:31am On Aug 09, 2015
omusiliyu:
Wetin concern Sambo Dansuki then?

Abi Na him send them??

@Topic
The man is not even a shame to say he is now broke after being in diverse positions in Nigeria and in FIFA

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Re: 1985 Coup: How I Led Soldiers To Pick Up Buhari – Col. A. Aminu (rtd) by clefstone(m): 7:33am On Aug 09, 2015
We still miss GEJ...........There was a president

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