Aguiyi-Ironsi, Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe

Born: Mar 03, 1924 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: Nigerian
Categories: General, Head of State, Military Officer, Presidents, Soldier

1924 - Aguiyi-Ironsi was born in Umuahia, Nigeria on March 3, 1924.


1942 - Joined the Nigerian Army.


1948 - Became 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West African Frontier Force.


1953 - Promoted to the rank of Captain.


1955 - Promoted to the rank of Major.


1960 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


1961 - Headed the Nigerian contingent in the United Nations Force.


1964 - Promoted to the rank of Major General and became the head of the Nigerian Army in February.


1966 - Became the first military Head of State of Nigeria after a military coup and commanded the Armed Forces. He was killed durin a coup d'etat that took place on July 29, 1966.

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