Hassan Usman Katsina
He was born in 1933 to Usman Nagogo, the emir of Katsina from 1944-1981. Joined the Nigeria Army in 1956, after finishing from Nigerian School of Arts, Sciences and Technology in Zaria. He rose swiftly through the army rank, from a 2nd lieutenant in 1958, to become a Major General and member of the Supreme Military council by 1975. On January 17, 1966 he took over the rein of military governor of northern Nigeria.
His action during his rein as the military governor of northern Nigeria will remain embedded in the consciousness of the innocent. Together with some renegade soldiers and militia he committed a genocide against the Ibos in the north. Women , elderly and children were drag away from their homes and murdered in cold blood. It was a well planned and executed total pogrom, design to completely annihilate the Ibo race. The dead were in hundreds of thousands , with many more wounded and permanently scared for life.
No one was ever convicted nor took responsibility for the genocide. Some sick people justified the genocide based on earlier coup that led to the death of some leaders in the first republic.
Where is Hassan Usman Katsina?
He is dead. I believe that if there is heaven and a Good God somewhere , then he is burning in hell fire, just like his mentor Adolf Hitler.