The Ikeja airport in Lagos also turned into an execution ground under the command of … Sergeant Paul Dickson. Captain Okoye (from Ojukwu’s hometown Nnewi) who was passing through Ikeja airport, was captured, tied to an iron cross, beaten, whipped and left to die an agonizing death in the guardroom in what bore the appearance of a ritual murder. Some of the Igbo survivors (military and civilian) at the airport were flogged on Dickson’s orders. Dickson stayed on as head of security at the airport for several years and somehow bagged himself and automatic promotion to captain in the process (and later again to major). The air force officer that had been briefed to fly to Calabar to release Awolowo from prison (Major Nzegwu) was also killed. Ironically (sic) many of the Igbo officers attacked in Lagos were the same officers who played prominent roles in putting down the January coup. Two examples illustrate this. In January (sic) Captain Ugoala had actually interrogated the coup detainees. His anti-coup role in January was forgotten and he was killed by the Northern mutineers. The house of the 2nd battalion’s commander Lt-Colonel Henry Igboba was also targeted even though he was one of the officers that were instrumental in putting down the January coup and had been accused of meting out brutal treatment to January detainees. Northern soldiers surrounded Igboba’s house but Igboba managed to escape and shelter at the police college Ikeja. (Siollun 2009: 104).
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