9th July in Nigeria’s history


1998 July 9: The military government commuted the death sentence of General Oladipo Diya and five other men convicted of plotting to overthrow Abacha.  In 1997, Oladipo Diya and dissident soldiers in the military allegedly planned to overthrow the regime of Sani Abacha.  Over the alleged coup uncovered by forces loyal to Abacha, Diya and his cohorts were jailed.

2007 July 9: In southern region, gunmen attacked two southern oil installations, kidnapped two senior Nigerian employees of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and two foreigners.


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