YAKUBU, Lt. Col. James

PAMADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. James Yakubu Pam was bom in Jos, in the old Plateau Province. He went to Sudan Interior Mission schook (SUM Later COON). In the early fifties, hejoined the kague of Nigeria's men of unshaken valour, courage and gallantry as he enlisted into the Nigerian Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) and was later commissioned. He later received military training in some of the best institutions of the world. His rise in the army was commensurate with the quality of training received andjustifiably became the Adjutant General of the Nigerian Army. James Yakubu Pam was a confident soldier who mixed very well. He was in the Fifth Battalion that was specially prepared for the Congo Operations (The 1" Nigerian Operation) in 1960. He was one the four Northern officers brutally cut down in the sensekss and one sided military coup of the 1? of January, 1966, which ako claimed the lives of some of the most important Nigerians including Sir Ahmadu Belk, Sardauna of Sokoto, the Premier of Northern Region; Sir Abubakar Tafawa Bakwa, Nigeria's first and only Prime Minister; Chief S.L Akintola, Premier of the Western Region and Brigadier Zakari Maimalari. The brutal murder of James Yakubu Pam akng side others in the January, 1966 coup proved to the world that the coupists were actually bent on eliminating the best brains of Northern Nigeria irrespective of their religious beliefs.
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