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Tunde Idiagbon’s 78th Posthumous Birthday Is Today (Throwback Photos, Video)

Published by on September 14th, 2020.


Tunde Idiagbon Turns 78 Today.

General Babatunde “Tunde” Abdulbaki Idiagbon (14 September 1943 – 24 March 1999) was a Nigerian general who served as the 6th Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters (second-in-command) under military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari from 1983 to 1985.

He was also a key member of Nigeria’s military governments between 1966 and 1979, serving as a military administrator of Borno State under General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government.

Early life
Idiagbon was born into the family of his father Hassan Dogo and mother Ayisatu Iyabeji Hassan Idiagbon on 14 September 1943 in Ilorin, Kwara State.He attended United Primary School, Ilorin from 1950 to 1952 and Okesuna Senior Primary School, Ilorin, 1953–57. He received his secondary education at the Nigeria Military School, Zaria between 1958 and 62.

Military governor
From August 1978 to October 1979, the military Head of State, General Obasanjo appointed Idiagbon as the military administrator (position now called governor) of Borno State, Nigeria.

Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters
General Muhammadu Buhari made Idiagbon his second-in-command as Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985. Described as a thorough military man, he played a key role as the hallmark of Buhari’s military government. Idiagbon was promoted to the rank of major-general in 1985.

1985 military coup d’état
After 20 months in power, the military government of Buhari was overthrown by Ibrahim Babangida on 27 August 1985. Idiagbon was removed from his position as chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters, and he was placed under house arrest for three years, after his release he retired to his hometown Ilorin and lived in relative obscurity.

Personal life
On 6 March 1970, Idiagbon married Biodun Idiagbon (née Gamra). They had two sons and three daughters together: Adekunle, Junior, Ronke, Mope and Bola. On 24 March 1999, Idiagbon died under very suspicious circumstances.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunde_Idiagbon

Nigerian Military Regime’s War on Indiscipline: Idiagbon’s Speech – March 1984 (Throwback Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4K9afWHvoE

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