The Nigerian civil government of President Shehu Shagari is overthrown in a fourth, bloodless, military coup led by Major-Gener

Saturday, 31 December 1983

The Nigerian civil government of President Shehu Shagari is overthrown in a fourth, bloodless, military coup led by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. He was declared Head of State on 2 January 1984.

References:
• Bute, E.L. & Harmer, H.J.P. (1997). The Black Handbook, London: Cassell.

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