Yakubu Gowon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Yakubu Gowon

Nigerian politician and Military general

Date of Birth: 19-Oct-1934

Place of Birth: Kanke, Jharkhand, India

Profession: military personnel, politician

Nationality: Nigeria

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Yakubu Gowon

  • General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon (born 19 October 1934) is the former head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975.
  • He ruled during the deadly Nigerian Civil War, which caused the death of almost 3 million people, most which were civilians.
  • He took power after the 1966 Nigerian counter-coup military coup d'état and was overthrown in the 1975 Nigerian coup d'état.
  • During his rule, the Nigerian government was able to prevent the Biafran secession during the Civil War, (1967-70).

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