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How I Survived Dimka’s 1976 Coup — Obasanjo
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How I Survived Dimka’s 1976 Coup — Obasanjo

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, on Sunday, disclosed how he survived the February 1976 military coup d’etat, led by Lieutenant Colonel Buka Dimka. He said it was General Olu Bajowa (retd.) that indirectly saved him from being killed in the coup, Punch reports. Obasanjo stated this at the 80th birthday celebration of General Bajowa held in Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. The former president seized the opportunity of the ceremony to recount the story of how he was indirectly saved from being killed during the coup. Obasanjo said, “I want to say something about Olu – either he knew it or he didn’t know. When Dimka coup came, if Olu had not been what he is, I would have gone with the coup. “Olu is very conscious of our culture. He ...