Lt. General Joshua Dogonyaro (Rtd) is dead, according to reports.
Details of the cause of death remain sketchy as of the time of filing this report, but military sources say the retried general has passed on. He was 80 years.
Born in Langtan North, Plateau, in 1940, Dogonyaro famously read the coup speech that ousted the General Muhammadu Buhari military junta and brought in the Ibrahim Babangida junta on August 27, 1985, was 80 years old.
He was said to be a member of the dreaded Langtang Mafia in Nigeria’s military circle, a rumoured clique of military men from Langtang in Plateau State who were in powerful positions in government.
Dogonyaro, also part of the IBB Boys in the military, was also one of the staunch anti-democracy generals who supported the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, which denied the winner, Chief MKO Abiola the presidency.