The Nigerian Military and the State (International Library of African Studies)

by Jimmy Peters

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

Written in English
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  • African history,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Nigeria,
  • History: World,
  • Politics and government,
  • Military History (General),
  • Military-Political Relationships,
  • History - General History,
  • Africa - Central - Nigeria,
  • Military Science,
  • Technology / Military Science,
  • Political activity,
  • 1960-,
  • 20th century,
  • Armed Forces,
  • History,
  • Military government
The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL8968084M
ISBN 101850438749
ISBN 109781850438748

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The Military and the Nigerian State establishes the circumstances of military incursion into Nigerian politics and examines the civil war and how it enhanced the military s control of political power.

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