BREAKING: Former Nigerian Military General Is Dead

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An ex-military  General Joshua Dogonyaro from Nigeria has died.


General Joshua Dogonyaro, the former Field Commander of ECOMOG, has died.

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According to family reports, the former Nigerian military general died in Jos, the Plateau state capital, on Thursday morning, May 13.

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This online news source, the retired general was known for being a member of the ‘langtang Mafia’ during his military service.


In 1985, General Joshua Dogonyaro was also in charge of announcing the coup that deposed current President Muhammadu Buhari.


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An ex-military general from Nigeria has died. He proclaimed the coup that removed Buhari from power.

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On August 27, 1985, the former Nigerian military general read the coup speech that deposed the Buhari military junta and installed the Ibrahim Bademosi Babangida junta. He was born in 1940 at Vom Missionary Hospital in Vom, Plateau State, and went to Saint Peter CMS Primary School in Bukuru before enrolling at Boys’ Secondary School in Gindiri.


General Joshua Dogonyaro later transferred to the Dental Technology School on Broad Street in Lagos, and was soon accepted into the Nigerian Defense Academy in Kaduna.



Ejes Gist Nigeria notes that the former Nigerian military general has died at the age of 80.



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