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Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated

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Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated - autojosh

It’s been 48-yrs since Gen Murtala Mohammed was fatally shot in his unarmoured Mercedes-Benz W115 limousine.

The bullet-riddled Mercedes limousine in which Murtala Mohammed was shot is currently displayed at the National Museum.

According to reports, the well-maintained limousine with over 20 bullet holes attracts 2000 tourists monthly.

Murtala Murtala Mohammed’s assassination led to a total rethink that all presidential state cars must be bulletproof.





Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated - autojosh

Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated - autojosh

Last month on 13 February marks 48 years since General Murtala Mohammed was fatally shot in his Mercedes-Benz 230.6 (W114) limousine during a failed coup d’ètat attempt led by Bukar Suka Dimka.

During his brief seven months stint as Nigerian Head of State, the 36 year old General hardly traveled in a heavily guarded convoy, a loop hole that will later lead to his successful elimination by Dimka-led coupist.

Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated - autojosh

Murtala’s black unarmored Mercedes-Benz 230.6 (W114) limousine was reportedly ambushed by the coupist while en route to his office at Dodan Barracks, Lagos on 13 February 1976.

Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated - autojosh





Video Tour Of Bullet-riddled Mercedes Limo In Which Murtala Muhammed Was Assassinated - autojosh

As noted by his Wiki handle, “the only visible sign of protection was a pistol carried by his orderly, making his assassination an easy task.”

The bullet-riddled car in which Murtala was fatally shot in is currently displayed at the National Museum, Lagos where it attracts over 2000 tourists monthly.

 

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According to reports, the well-maintained 4-door Mercedes-Benz limousine has over 20 bullet holes, some of which can be seen in this video footage captured by a tourist.

Murtala’s assassination obviously led to a total rethink that all presidential state cars must be bulletproof. His immediate predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo, upto the present president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, use armored official vehicles.





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