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Re: The July 1966 Counter Coup: Why Did The Participants turn Against Themselves? by SuperIgbo1(m): 10:31pm On Feb 15, 2019
CharleyBright:


It wouldnt be totally wrong to say it was an Ibo coup.
85% of the coup plotters were Ibos.
And the more so because it is alleged that they allowed Nnamdi Azikwe an Ibo man escape while other people in govt were killed.

Listen, someone tipped Azikiwe off just as Akintola was also tipped off but, refused to leave the country.

BTW, Azikiwe wasn't marked out to be killed. It was just the prime minister, the four regional premiers and, their right hand men.
Re: The July 1966 Counter Coup: Why Did The Participants turn Against Themselves? by SuperIgbo1(m): 10:42pm On Feb 15, 2019
T9ksy:




Maimalari too escaped the initial attempt on his life by major Okafor but Ifeajunna went berserk saying the man must be taking out. He immediately went looking for his brigade commander and when he finally came across him on the road, calmly walked up to Maimalari and shoot him dead in cold blood.

Who was detailed to kill Ironsi? And why did no one went looking for Ironsi after he had allegedly escaped the first attempt on his life? Only for this same Ironsi to then turn round and quell the coup.

Ibo logic 101.

Major Don okafor was detailed to Ironsi but, he didn't find him at home. Brigadier Maimalari had thrown a party for the senior officers and, Ironsi was present.

Don okafor went after Ironsi at his home, thinking that Ironsi had returned from Maimalari's party but unfortunately, Ironsi had been to another party after Maimalari's party.
Re: The July 1966 Counter Coup: Why Did The Participants turn Against Themselves? by T9ksy(m): 4:30pm On Feb 17, 2019
SuperIgbo1:


Major Don okafor was detailed to Ironsi but, he didn't find him at home. Brigadier Maimalari had thrown a party for the senior officers and, Ironsi was present.

Don okafor went after Ironsi at his home, thinking that Ironsi had returned from Maimalari's party but unfortunately, Ironsi had been to another party after Maimalari's party.



The above is not entirely true, is it now? According to Special Branch report, those detailed to kill Brigadier Maimalari were

Major D. Okafor, Capt. O. Oji, 2/Lt. C.Igweze. And according to the same report, Maimalari escaped the initial attempt on his life by Major

Okafor and his goons only to be accosted by Ifeajunna, his brigade major who shot him dead. Meanwhile, Major Okafor was in a landrover

driven by L/Cpl Noji in search of the Brigadier not knowing that major Ifeajunna had finished the job, he failed on.




source=========>SPECIAL BRANCH REPORT: Military Rebellion of 15th January 1966



So i ask you again who was/were supposed to kill Ironsi. And which other party did Ironsi attended after leaving Maimalari's party?
Re: The July 1966 Counter Coup: Why Did The Participants turn Against Themselves? by SuperIgbo1(m): 1:11pm On Feb 20, 2019
T9ksy:



The above is not entirely true, is it now? According to Special Branch report, those detailed to kill Brigadier Maimalari were

Major D. Okafor, Capt. O. Oji, 2/Lt. C.Igweze. And according to the same report, Maimalari escaped the initial attempt on his life by Major

Okafor and his goons only to be accosted by Ifeajunna, his brigade major who shot him dead. Meanwhile, Major Okafor was in a landrover

driven by L/Cpl Noji in search of the Brigadier not knowing that major Ifeajunna had finished the job, he failed on.




source=========>SPECIAL BRANCH REPORT: Military Rebellion of 15th January 1966



So i ask you again who was/were supposed to kill Ironsi. And which other party did Ironsi attended after leaving Maimalari's party?

It was Don Okafor's responsibility to capture Ironsi and Maimalari.

Ironsi went to catch some fun after Maimalari's party. That was Okafor's report and, it was affirmed to be true.

Ifeajuna acted on his own to have killed Maimalari cos he could have easily arrested him. Bridiger Madiebo opined that Ifeajuna had personal scores to settle with Maimalari hence, his actions.

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