OCTOBER


1st IBB makes Independence Day broadcast.

6th AFRC drops Ebitu O. Ukiwe as Chief of General Staff. New AFRC members appointed:

  • Air Commodore Nureini Yusuf
  • Brigadier Garuba Duba
  • David Mark
  • Commodore Ndubuisi Kanu

Replaced:

  • Air Commodore Bayo Lawal
  • Raji Rasaki

– AFRC accepts Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Etim Okon Inyang’s retirement letter

7th Admiral Augustus Aikhomu replaces Ebitu Ukiwe as Chief of General Staff

15th Restructuring of the Nigerian Police Force: Five Directorates created, each headed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police. The coun­try is grouped into seven area commands. Each area command com­prises a number of states commanded by an Assistant Inspector Gen­eral of Police.

ZONE 1:

Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto – headquarters, Kano

ZONE 2:

Lagos, Ogun, Oyo – headquarters, Abeokuta

ZONE 3:

Borno, Bauchi, Gongola – headquarters, Yola

ZONE 4:

Benue, Anambra, Plateau, Yola – headquarters, Makurdi

ZONE 5:

Ondo and Bendel – headquarters, Benin

ZONE 6:

Rivers, Imo, Cross Rivers – headquarters, Calabar

ZONE 7:

Kwara, Niger and Federal Capital Territory headquarters, Abuja.

15th FG announces the appointment of Alhaji Mohammed Gambo as new Inspector General of Police (to succeed Mr. Etim Inyang)

17th IBB confers Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) on Prof. Wole Soyinka in appreciation for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.

19th Founding member of NewsWatch, Dele Giwa killed via letter bomb.

23rd Leaders of the Students Union of the Kaduna Polytechnic on behalf of their members apologise to President Babangida for their involvement in the student riot of May 29.