Metro [LIST] 6 Lessons Nigerians Should Learn From 1966 Coup



Six years after Nigeria gained independence, Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu (pictured ), led some of his colleagues to overthrow the then civilian government.


50 years later Nigerians are still reeling from the effect of the first coup, which was carried out on January 15, 1966, and saw the death of many leaders of the nation.

The government was overthrown six months later and a horde of coups followed for the next decade.

Here are six lessons that Nigeria ought to have learnt from the first ever putsch.

  • Coups don't wipe out corruption
  • The Enemies are still with us
  • Masses remain oppressed by top govt officials
  • Patriotism can't be taught or injected into people by a forced change in leadership
  • Brute force won't solve every problem
  • He who kills by the sword dies by the sword